Bookstop Yaya Centre


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Established in 1989, Bookstop has become the leading bookshop in Kenya over the years. It is located on the 2nd floor of Yaya Centre. They have grown to be the leading suppliers of books from all genre. Visit them and get your favorite reads.

1 Review for Bookstop Yaya Centre

Enid Kathambi 7 Reviews
One of the best places to shop for books in Nairobi!

I have bought quite a collection from Bookstop. Actually, some of my best collections were bought there. From the Oscar Wilde collection to Kazuo Ishiguro’s award-winning book, The remains of The Day. There was a time back in 2015 when they were selling a collection of secondhand book. I was working around there and I scored quite a number of literary collections. Case in point, That Oscar Wilde’s collection and Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies collection, was bought there. I was there towards the end of 2018, but I do not remember seeing the secondhand collection. One thing I love about Bookstop is their wide collection of books! Their space floor cannot be compared to Prestige Bookshop too. Theirs is big and spaced. Unfortunately, I hate the fact that accessibility to Yaya Center for people not living along Ngong road or the environs of Kilimani and Hurlingham is not friendly. If I was to buy a book I will probably get to town and head straight to Prestige rather than board a bus to Yaya Centre. Also, they do not have a delivery system (last I asked towards the end of 2018). In case you buy through their website, you will have to arrange for your own delivery. Again, another reason for me to buy from other bookshops with a delivery system. I also feel that their prices are a little bit high compared to their competitors. The Sapiens book, for example, I bought from them at Kes 1,500 back in Nov/Dec 2018. Within that period, I visited some of their competitors and the same copy was going for around 1,400. to 1,450. Apart from the prices, some of their competitors have incentives that keep you going back. One has a book club where they well the book of the month at a discount while another one offers you bookmarks for every copy you buy! However, if ever you find yourself around Yaya Centre and need a book, pop by Bookstop. They have quite a collection for every genre.

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