Buying books in Nigeria is one of the problems Nigerians who love to read and collect books face. We have been stuck with old bookstores that do not stock contemporary books, African Literature, and even foreign bestsellers. However, there has recently been an uprising of online bookstores selling an abundance of new and popping books across genres.
Buy Books Online in Nigeria
In this post, I will be highlighting online bookstores in Nigeria where you can purchase new or preloved books.
Roving Heights is a socially minded bookstore with a goal to bring all books fit to read to their customers while enriching the reading culture in Nigeria through literacy programs and various interventions. You would find best sellers— fiction, nonfiction, foreign books, and African Literature. If you are in search of a book that has just been released, you will most probably find it here or be able to pre-order it. It’s the perfect bookstore for bookstagrammers with physical stores; 28 Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos, and City Central Mall, Garki, Abuja. IG: @rovingsheight
Laterna is a popular bookstore that offers same-day delivery within Victoria Island, Ikoyi, and Lagos Island if you order before 10 am and nationwide delivery within 2-3 days. They have books ranging from Bibles, Christian, Business, Music, Career strategies, Entrepreneurship, Financial Success, Information Technology, Leadership, Management, and Marketing, which can be ordered online with payment on delivery option. You can reach Laterna Books on Twitter/Instagram: @laternabooks or visit their physical store at 13 Oko Awo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
- The 1k Bookstore
The 1k Bookstore sells books of different genres, including romance, young adults, fantasy, thrillers, horror, classics, and African literature. 1k Bookstore sells preloved books. Hence you can find books as low as N1000.
The BookMarketng is a hub for books, literary enthusiasts, advocacy, and propagator of education in Nigeria and the world. The BookMarket is a modern bookstore that has found a way to bring reading close to everyone by introducing bookstores in restaurants. As described on Instagram, it is an online bookstore on steroids that sells different genres of books. Instagram: @thebookmarketng
Patabah Bookstore is an independent Nigerian bookstore established in 1987 that caters to book lovers in Lagos with its stock of a wide selection of books ranging from African literature, children’s book, Christian fiction, fantasy, and books on finance, cookbook, religion, and magazines. You can reach them on Instagram @patabahbooks or visit their physical store at B18, Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos.
Spine and Label offers a huge collection of books in various genres and categories, including Nigerian literature, textbooks, Islamic books, biographies and memoirs, children’s story books, and books on cookery. They are located at Rhema Mall, opposite NAF Center, Kado, Abuja. Instagram: @spine_and_label
- CSS Bookshops
CSS Bookshops Limited was established in 1869 by the Church Missionary Trust as C.M.S Bookshops, Lagos, becoming the oldest company specialising in books and related materials supply in Nigeria. They are known for Christian books, motivational, educational, and general books. You can place an order on their website or visit their physical branches in Lagos, Kaduna, and Abuja.
Glendora is a social-cultural leading independent retail book and music store chain in Nigeria known for its wide selection of rare-to-find books, magazines, and music for all ages. They operate different stores in Lagos, notably at ICM, Ikeja. You can connect on Instagram @glendorabooks
The BookDealer is an all-African online bookstore that offers African literature and books by African writers with worldwide delivery. If you want a book you can’t find anywhere else, give them a list of the titles you want, and they will find it and deliver it to you. Twitter/Instagram: @thebookdealerng
Sunshine Bookseller offers Nigerian readers thousands of physical books and eBooks from a wide variety of international and local publishers. In their collection, you would find notable memoirs, biographies, historical books, and difficult-to-find books by Nigerian authors. They are located at 2 Durowade Crescent, Olopomewa Area, Eleyele/Sango Road, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The Page Book Connoisseurs is the bookstore of Parrésia Publishers Limited, a traditional publishing firm in Lagos. They have different genres of books in their catalogue, including poetry, literary fiction, Nigerian fiction, and Nigerian nonfiction. One interesting thing about Page bookstore is that you can request abooks not readily available in their store on their website and they will get it for you. They are located in Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos. Instagram: @pagebookstore
The Book Peddler is a Lagos-based book vendor where you can buy and sell books of different genres. They offer worldwide delivery. Physical store:14, Gbelegbo Street, Magodo Phase 1, Lagos. Instagram: @bookpeddlerng
Located at Gateview Plaza, Admiralty way, Lekki, Lagos, sells books in different genres, especially fiction by Nigerian authors. Instagram: @booknkltd
Vog and Wod was founded in 2008 by a book enthusiast on the principle of making quality books affordable and contributing to the reading culture. It has a collection of different genres of books, with its website updated daily.
Other places to buy books online in Nigeria are the two main E-commerce sites.
How to Buy Books Online in Nigeria
Search your preferred bookstore’s website for a book of choice, add to cart, pay via payment options and enter your delivery address. You can also connect with them via social media or call their numbers.
For the e-commerce platforms, search for the book you want, and place your order. Jumia gives you the option to pay on delivery.
*If you know an online bookshop in Nigeria we have missed or you run one, do email – [email protected] to let us know.