When they said Kenya has no reading culture, they might have lied. How else do you explain this growing trend of online bookstores in Kenya? They are getting popular by the day and that can only mean we are reading. Which is a good thing.
Because we are all about convenience at Yululate, we are exploring some of the top online bookstores in Kenya that offer stellar services. These stores make it so much easier for book lovers to get their fix of books and other reading materials without leaving home. So what would you like to read? Need a book ASAP? Well these stores deliver too so read up, and order yourself a book anytime.
The Maguga Bookstore, one of the best online bookstores in Kenya was founded by blogger Magunga Williams. His blog, theMagunga publishes stories in many forms.
While sharing the African stories on the blog, they decided to open this online bookstore, to promote the distribution and reading of Kenyan and African books. The store has deals and discounts on some of the books they stock. For those with a love for comic books, The Magunga stocks them as well. They also deliver for free within Nairobi’s CBD and its environs.
Text book Centre is one of the oldest bookstores in Kenya with several outlets in the country. They opened up their online bookstore to be more convenient for those who would rather shop online. This is one of the best online bookstores in Kenya and has been reviewed highly by users. Should you not find what you are looking for, they will send you a notification by mail when the book is available. They deliver and you can pay via MPesa. They also have a book club that is free to join. Books being discussed at the book club meetings are usually discounted.
As the name suggests, this online bookstore gives you the opportunity to bargain for your books. Not only can you buy new books, you can bargain for used books.
They sell all genres of books from fiction, non-fiction and professional as well as children’s books. You can find your favorite African authors on their website. Check out their friendly prices here.
eKitabu was started in 2012 as East Africa’s book sellers of digital content. They work with local and international publishers to deliver their content to schools. You however can buy the ebooks from their website. They don’t just stock text books. They have self-help and relationships themed books, political, biographies and so much more. Look up your favorites from their collections here.
While Jumia is technically not a bookstore, they do sell and deliver books. It makes it to our list of online bookstores in Kenya as they have all different kinds of books. From school textbooks to novels, all you have to do if search for it on their website.
Have you ordered a book from any of the online bookstores in Kenya? Let us know of your experience below. If books are not your thing and you would rather just watch a movie, we’ve got you covered. Read our post on new movies based on great books coming out and currently showing. Check out where you can watch them in Nairobi as well.