A lot of people send me messages asking where they can buy African literature. Some want a book they read in childhood and can’t seem to find easily (Most asked for is Violence by Festus Iyayi). Others want new releases they’ve seen somewhere online or ones talked about by their friends.

These nine recommendations below are tested and trusted places when it comes to purchasing African literature either through their physical store or home delivery nationwide at a charge.

1. Alaroro Books


2. Rovingheights


3. Laterna Books


4. Okadabooks (E-Books – Lagos)


5. Patababooks (in Lagos)

www.patabah.com (Coming Soon)

Shop B18, Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall

6. Tarbiyah Books Plus


7. NAPO Bookshop

    Gana St, Maitama, Abuja
    0803 915 0670

8. Booksellers Limited (Ibadan)


52 Magazine Rd, Ibadan

9. The Book Banque


10. PAGE BookStore


11. BookThrifterNG (Instagram)

12. Bookworm Cafe (Instagram)

13. Twang Africa


14. AMAB Books


15. Salamader Cafe

5 Bujumbura St, Wuse, Abuja

16. Quintessence Book Store


17. Terrakulture Book Store


18. Glendora

Ikeja City Mall

19. The Jazzhole

Awolowo Road, Ikoyi

20. The Hub

The Palms Shopping Mall

21. CMS BookShop

50/52 Broad St, Lagos Island, Lagos

22. Manna Books

Suite 12, Pees Galleria, Foreshore Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos,

23. Silaroli Bookstores

Remilekun St, Surulere, Lagos

24. LexNotes BookStore

Sabo – Alagomeji, 299 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos

25. Bricam Bookstore

      Babatunde Dabiri St, Lekki Phase I, Lagos
       0803 345 9294
26.  Bookville World
       2, Ezimgbu Road, Port Harcourt
27. CSS Bookshop
      Hospital Road, Port Harcourt
28. Sunshine Bookseller
      2, Durowade close, Olopomewa BusStop, Eleyele 234022, Ibadan

You can also order from Amazon. There’s nothing that isn’t on Amazon.