Personally, I’d like to call them, the heroes of our time. Anyone who sells books in this country, Nigeria, deserves an award because the reading culture in these parts is not very encouraging. It’s hard for publishers, writers and bookshops to make money here, so these independent sellers need more encouragement and recognition for their hard work.
It’s been a very long time since the last #OnTheHustle, I don’t even have an excuse, I just haven’t looked hard enough. I feel like this particular episode will make up for it, especially to my Nigerian readers. I will curate a list of bookshops in Lagos some other time, when I visit all of them-ish.
I’m a bit partial to @rovingheights because I love women in business and I’m a silent stalker and fan of this brand. I love everything they represent and their service speaks for itself. Everyone I have recommended them to, always have the nicest things to say. So, if you want any book, please send them and email, call or send a DM on Instagram or Twitter. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org || +234 909 215 8968
This is a thrift lover’s dream! Books are #1000naira or less, that’s how you roll when you’re a #Recessionista. To stay updated with books they have available, you should follow them on Instagram, @1kbookstand
The Book Dealer
I like how engaging this particular vendor is. You can check out their website and order online, HERE. The website, has articles with writers and book reviews, so it’s not just an e-commerce site. Do follow them on Instagram or Twitter, @thebookdealerng or you can call +234 810 255 0106
The Book Banque
I follow this account on Instagram and they are a joy to my TL, you kind of get the feeling that you are part of an intellectual community because of all the conversations they hold. I mean their bio says it all, Education. History. Culture. Literature. Arts. Yo can contact them HERE or follow them on Instagram @thebookbanque
I asked people on Twitter to recommend book vendors and I got these responses.
Nigerian online bookstore. Publisher of amazing books and promoter of the Arts. Follow us for all the incredible book talk and everything books! WEBSITE
- @TwangAfrica WEBSITE
- Omagbemi 07033420425
- Toufeme 0803221974
And that’s it, folks! As soon as I get more, I will update this list. If you know any other Nigerian book vendor, please let me know.
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