Where to buy books in Pakistan

How and Where to Buy Books in Pakistan?

If you want to buy books in Pakistan then there are very few bookstores to choose from. In this post, I am going to share some of the best bookstores in Pakistan that I use to buy books. Most bookstores shared on this list have a website that you can browse and buy any book. They will deliver your book within the next few days.

Most of us are going through tough times after Covid-19. Instead of watching TV and horrifying news, a better way to spend your time is by reading a book.

Online Bookstores in Pakistan

1. Readings

This is one of my favorite online bookstores. Although their physical store is situated in Lahore. Most of the books I own, I bought them from Readings. They have a huge collection of books on their website. You can easily find the world’s bestsellers that you won’t find anywhere online/offline in Pakistan.

Their customer support is top-notch and every time I ordered a book I received it on time. They sell books at a very reasonable cost and I never had issues with their price.

You can also visit their bookstore if you live in Lahore. Here’s the address:

2. Liberty books
When I don’t find a book on Readings then my second go to bookstore is Libertybooks. Their prices are a little higher when you compared them with other bookstores. However, when you badly want to read a book, price doesn’t matter much.

Their website is user-friendly and you can easily search any titles through their site-search feature. They have physical bookstores across many cities in the Pakistan. You can visit their stores and buy from them as well if you like.

3. Global books

They sell mostly used books in really good condition. I bought just a few books from them and had a good experience with them. If you want to buy books at a reasonable cost then this is the bookstore that you should check out.

They don’t have a physical bookstore (as far as I know) so you only left with buying online. Their website is a little dated and search feature on their website never find me a book that I needed.

The best thing though is their prices are quite low, and you can easily find some bestsellers if you browse for some time.

4. Paramount Books

I bought one book from them and had a good experience. They also sell course books for Medical, law, pre-primary, primary, and secondary education. You can find a lot of fiction/non-fiction books if you browse their website thoroughly.

Also, you can visit their bookstores offline in many cities across Pakistan.

5. Welcome Book Port

This is a well-known bookstore situated at Urdu Bazar, Karachi. You can buy mostly Urdu books from many publishers. They have a huge variety of books from Urdu poetry, humour, novels, and Islamic books. You might find a few English titles published within Pakistan.

I have bought many books from them for years through visiting their bookstore. They have recently started their online store so if you want you can buy books from them through the website. I tried their online book delivery service and it was wonderful, I ordered a book at night and received it by the next day afternoon.

6. Ferzon Sons Publications

They are perhaps the oldest publishers that I know of. They mostly have books for children both in Urdu and English language. You can visit their bookstores in various cities across Pakistan. You can try their online store if you like but you won’t find much variety. Though, their service quality is amazing and you will get the books real quick.

7. Oxford University Press

I recently bought a book in Urdu from them “Dastan Amir Hamza’. Although it appeared out of stock on their website but when I contacted them through phone they arranged for me the book and deliver it in 4 days.

On their website they have a lot of books on many different topics. They have fiction, non-fiction, and academic books. They have physical bookstores throughout the Pakistan so you can also buy books from them offline.

8. Sang-e-Meel Publications

They have amazing collection of books. I bought some books from them long time ago offline. However, their online store has a huge variety of books in Urdu and English.

Also you can find their physical stores in many cities across Pakistan. You should visit their website to get more information about the bookstore locations.

9. Vanguard Books

This bookstore is situated in Lahore. However, they have a website from there you can buy any book from them and will deliver it across Pakistan. I have bought some books from them and had a good experience. Their customer support was a little slow and order process seems a little difficult.

However, they are credible bookstore so you can buy from them without any hesitation.

Import Books from Abroad to Pakistan

If you don’t find a book you need in the above bookstores then here are a few websites which I have used them myself. You can order any used book from them and they will deliver the book within 30 – 45 days via local post (Pakistan Post).

They ship each book as a new package to save the shipping cost. If you order 2 books in a single order they will ship to you 2 different packages.

I ordered 3 books from them and received only 2 books. I didn’t receive 1 book to this day from my order. However, when I told them they gave me a refund without any questions asked.

Note: You have to use a credit card to buy any book from them.

Here are the websites that I have used to buy books from them and receive them in Pakistan.

I hope you find this post useful. If you find anything wrong with this post or want me to add a missing bookstore then please leave a comment down below.

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