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Top 5 Bookshops in Lagos

by Maryam AbdulWahab

Despite the present world being a digital era where digital retailers and online shops are dominant, we still have bookstores that are yet to give in to the competition.

These bookshops are renowned for their unique collections of books and artistic style. Every book lover would get a thrilling feeling when they walk into these bookshops.

This article reveals the top 5 bookshops in Lagos where you can walk in and purchase any book of your choice. Check them below!

Roving Heights

Roving Heights Bookstore

Roving Heights is one of the most popular online bookstores in Nigeria. Located at 28 Ogunlana Dr, Surulere, Roving Heights is filled with books of all genres. They are known for their prompt delivery and goal of satisfying their customers.

The bookstore focuses on promoting the reading culture in Nigeria, and they are definitely achieving their goal!

Laterna Books (Laterna Ventures)

Laterna Books

Located at Oko-Awo, Eti-Osa, Victoria Island, Laterna Books offers a range of books such as children, business, and religious books.

While Laterna Books sell novels, they concentrate more on books that cover a wide variety of topics such as entrepreneurship, finance, and business.

You can also purchase unique stationeries in the bookshop and guess what? The prices are affordable.

CSS Bookshop

CSS Bookshop

CSS Bookshop, which was opened in 1986, would likely be the oldest bookshop in Lagos. The reputable bookshop is located in the Bookshop House 50/52, Broad Street, Lagos.

CSS Bookshop sells a wide range of books such as academic books, children’s books, classics, educational books, textbooks, contemporary fiction, and magazines. They also sell stationeries.

The popular bookshop’s building is a landmark in Lagos. It is no wonder that tourists usually storm there.

Glendora Bookshop

Glendora Bookshop

Located at Ikeja City Mall, Glendora Bookshop is a place every book lover needs to visit. Here, you can also get collectibles such as signed copies and limited editions.

A unique feature of Glendora Bookshop is that it is located on Lagos mainland, Ikeja to be precise. You can purchase a wide variety of books ranging from classics to contemporary books. At Glendora, you can also purchase stationery gift items.

Instead of spending all hour waiting to watch a movie at the cinema or browsing through the mall, you should create time to visit the popular bookshop and buy copies of notable books.

Patabah Books Limited

Glendora Bookshop

Set up in 1987, Patabah Books Limited focuses on catering to book-lovers. The bookshop offers books, stationery, and gift items.

Located at Shop B18, Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Mall, Surulere, Lagos, the bookshop is an attraction for lovers of books. They offer a variety of book titles, author signings, and in-store reading. They also hold literary events.

Patabah Books Limited works on all days of the week from 09:00 am to 7:00 pm.


  • Maryam AbdulWahab

    Maryam AbdulWahab is a creative writer and lifestyle blogger. She is also a graduate of Economics from Al-Hikmah University. She lives and breathes literature. When she isn’t writing prose or blog posts, she is reading a fiction work or studying events around her. She writes from Lagos, Nigeria. You can find more of her works on her website.

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