Best bookshops in Kenya

Where are the best bookshops in Nairobi?  Or which bookshops are cheap? These are some of the questions students joining colleges or Universities are asking themselves.
Buying stationery is a must for all students. This is the reason why we came up with a list of best and cheap bookshops in Nairobi making it so easy for students to do their shopping perfectly.

The best & cheap bookshops in Nairobi are as follows:

  1. Prestige Bookshop.

Prestige bookshop is located at Mama Ngina street next to Imax Ground floor Prudential Building.
This is the best and cheap bookshop selling a wide range of books as old as 50 years old and as new as yesterday.
All sorts of books and stationeries are available at the bookshop.

To contact the bookshop for more information use the following:

Postal address
P.o box 67815-00200
Nairobi Kenya.

Email address:
Tel no:+254 20 2223515
Mobile no: +254 707 660 164

  2. Text Book Centre| sarit centre

This is one of the oldest bookshops in Nairobi.
TBC is the most diversified bookseller in East Africa with retail, wholesale and distribution services.
The bookshop is committed to providing a wide range of products such as : Text books of all types, stationery, office supplies and IT products.

The bookshop is located at Ground floor Sarit centre parklands.
Mobile no: +254 720 539 539/ 725 451 468.

  3. UNES Bookstore

This is a major business unit of the University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES)

Its the largest bookshop in East Africa with many branches all over Kenya.
UNES serves the University of Nairobi and its campuses countrywide and all universities in Kenya, Government libraries and departments ,middle level colleges and schools.

To contact the bookstore for purchases or for more information:
Postal address
P.o box 68241-00200
Nairobi Kenya.
Tel no: +254 020 4913910/ 020 4913904.

 4. Bookstop Bookshop

Bookstop is a Nairobi premiere bookshop  retailing new and used books , magazines, foreign newspapers and periodicals.

Recently the bookshop hosts a huge collection of printed materials covering all ages and aspects of life.

The bookshop is located at Yaya centre 2nd floor.
Phone no: +254 722 520 160

  5. Keswick Books and Gifts

Its a leading bookshop in promoting, marketing, selling and distribution of spiritual books such as Bibles, Christian literature and gifts items.

Branches of Keswick

  • Town branch
Located at Bruce house Ground floor Kaunda Street
Tel no: +254 020 2226047/ 020 2147762

  • Sarit centre branch
Located Sarit centre Ground floor Westlands.
Tel no: +254 786 425 452

  • Prestige plaza branch
Located at prestige plaza 1st floor Ngong road.
Tel no:+254 020 3875930

6. Savani's Book Centre Ltd 

Located at  Savani's Ltd premises ground floor along Latema Road Nairobi.
Contacts : +254 740 825 555

7. Chania Book Shop Ltd 

Located at Tumaini House in Nairobi.
Cell +254 722 806 136

Students can now easily trace the shops above and make their purchases conveniently.



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  2. hi, would you mind including a link to the websites of your listed businesses??; it would be very helpful.


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