What is a Book Store?
Bookselling is the commercial trading of books which is the retail and distribution end of the publishing process.
People who engage in bookselling are called bookellers, bookdealers, bookpeople, bookmen, or bookwomen. The founding of libraries in c. 300 BC stimulated the energies of the Athenian booksellers.
Best Book Store In Kenya
1. Text Book Centre
Text Book Centre was founded in 1964 and has over the years grown tremendously to become the leading bookstore chain in Kenya. With 11 branches located in different parts of Nairobi, its retail, wholesale and distribution service has unrivalled capacity to meet the demands of Kenya’s vibrant education sector.
Contacts: 0111 011 300, 0114 509 617.
2. Prestige Bookshop
Prestige Bookshop prides on having an unrivalled range of books that are rare to find in Nairobi or in the region.
Location: Prudential Building, Ground Floor, Mama Ngina Street and Lavington Mall.
Contact: 0707 660 164.
3. Bookstop Ltd
Bookstop is Nairobi’s premier bookshop retailing books and hosts a huge collection of printed materials covering all age ranges and aspects of life.
Location: 2nd Floor, Yaya Centre.
Contact: 0722 701 782.
4. Savanis Book Centre
Savanis Book Centre has established itself as a leading bookseller and stationery supplier for over five decades. It stocks a wide range of affordable school books, commercial books, technical books and many more.
Location: Latema Road.
Contacts: 020 222 2405, 0735 825 555.
5. Attic Books Kenya
Attic Books is a leading book retailer with a unique offer of premium new and pre-owned books in Nairobi and an annual book subscription.
Location: Pioneer Kimathi Street, 1st Floor, Room 5.
Contact: 0725 258 317.
6. Keswick Books & Gifts Ltd
Keswick is a regional leading Christian bookshop devoted to promoting and distributing excellent biblical and socially relevant Christian literature and other products that proclaim the Gospel.
Location: Bruce House, Kaunda Street, Nairobi CBD.
Contact: 0713 621 938.
7. Joshy Books & Stationers
Joshy Books is a leading bookstore that stocks a wide range of books, from bibles, college books, curriculum design books, early year education, IGCSE syllabi, reference books, revision books, secondary stationeries to storybooks.
Location: Gatatha House, Ground Floor, Ronald Ngala Street.
Contact: 0796 498 976.
8. Excel Bookshop
Excel Bookshop strives to provide a wide variety of school books, stationery and uniforms at amazing prices and memorable discounts.
Location: Utawala Centre, 200m from Kincar Stage.
Contacts: 0712 738 433, 0721 148 416.
9. Soma Nami Books
Soma Nami is a one-stop shop for book-related solutions. It is a bookstore, a book cafe, a book box subscription service and a book club.
Location: Suite 12, Ground Floor, West Wing, The Greenhouse Mall, Ngong Road.
Contact: 0705 548 052.
10. Laxmi Booksellers & Stationers
Laxmi is a renowned bookstore that stocks a wide variety of school books, pre-primary books, primary books, high school books, and supplementary and medical books.
Location: Along Ronald Ngala Street.
Contact: 0720 350 222.