Bookworld, Zambia’s biggest book and stationery store, offers a wide choice of books and stationery at great value, together with expert advice from a passionate team. No two Bookworld shops are the same. Sophisticated stock management systems ensure each bookshop has its own unique profile and space. The company has 12 stores across the country, and an eStore with a user friendly e-commerce system. An extensive selection of books and stationery is also available to online shoppers.


Stationery in Multiple locations

This company has been providing books and stationery to the Zambian public since 1991. Its priority is education. Bookworld’s reputation has been enhanced by their involvement and experience in working with suppliers of stationery, publishers and booksellers worldwide.
  • Providing books and stationery since 1991
  • Bookshops in Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola and Mazabuka
  • A proud promoter of Zambian writers and publishers
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For the convenience of their customers there are currently eight Bookworld stores in Lusaka, one in Kitwe, one in Ndola, one in Mazabuka and one in Solwezi. Bookworld intends to expand even further, to make their educational material available all over Zambia.

Ranges of books stocked
No two Bookworld’s are the same. Sophisticated stock management systems ensure that each bookshop has its own unique range profile and space at the front of the bookshop to promote a choice of books picked by that branch.

An average sized Bookworld stocks a range of around 10,000 individual titles, with sections concentrating on fiction, academic genres and children’s books, lifestyle, motivational and tertiary education books.

Zambia’s biggest academic book specialist
Bookworld has shops based in two of the University of Zambia campuses, creating an accessible environment for Zambia’s university students. The Ridgeway branch in particular specialises in medical books only. Every year a representative from the Library of Congress visits Bookworld to buy any news books published in Zambia.

Support for Zambian writers and publishers
A proud promoter of Zambian writers and publishers, Bookworld actively encourages and supports up and coming homegrown talent. Staying true to its identity, it is a longstanding member of the Booksellers Association of Zambia (BAZA). It is through this forum the company contributes to the development of education in Zambia as well as adhering to its famous motto ‘Where Education is Our Priority’.Product categories

  • School books (primary and secondary)
  • University books
  • Children’s books
  • Business and professional books
  • Motivations and autobiographies
  • Novels
  • Travel guides
  • Cookery books
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Office stationery
  • School stationery
  • Arts and crafts
Bookworld Ltd is the largest book and stationery store in Zambia, having opened its first store in 1991. Now Bookworld is also online! Bookworld Ltd has an extensive selection of books and stationery products available to online shoppers via a user friendly e-commerce system.
  • Offering over 1,000 book titles on its website
  • Provides a variety of online payment methods
  • Has joined forces with Post Courier and EMS
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Bookworld Ltd has a vision to help develop Zambia into a nation of well-informed and educated citizens. Giving Zambian citizens an opportunity to access books and stationery online is one of the ways Bookworld is achieving this vision.

Items available online
Bookworld is offering over 1,000 book titles on its website, as well as office stationery. In the near future the company will also be adding a range of toys and games.

How you pay
Bookworld Ltd provides a variety of trustworthy and secure online payment methods which clients can use:

  • MTN Mobile Money
  • Airtel Money
  • VISA card transactions through Barclays Bank
  • Direct bank transfer or cheque payments

Delivery services
Bookworld Ltd has joined forces with Post Courier and EMS so that customers receive their book and stationery orders directly to their doorstep, for a nominal delivery fee.

Tracking of purchases
Customers receive updates at every step of their online transaction via their account, from the time the order is made to the time it is delivered.

Contact information

Plot 10552 off Lumumba Road, Lusaka, Zambia
P.O. Box
PO Box 31838, Lusaka, Zambia
Enquire below
+260 211 230606, +260 211 226710

Opening times

08:00 – 17:00
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08:00 – 13:00

Other locations

Kulima Tower, Lusaka
+260 211 237051, +260 211 237051
Solwezi City Mall, Solwezi
+260 950 597950
Lusaka Road, Mazabuka
+260 213 231093
Central Business District, Lusaka
+260 211 225282, +260 211 225195
Central Business District, Lusaka
+260 211 237051
Crossroads Shopping Mall, Lusaka
+260 211 268329, +260 211 268359
Kabengele Avenue, Kitwe
+260 212 228575
Manda Hill, Lusaka
+260 211 255470, +260 211 255516
Makeni Shopping Centre, Lusaka
+ 260 211 274591
Rekay’s Mall, Ndola
+260 212 650072
Ridgeway, Lusaka
+260 211 256183
UNZA, Lusaka
+260 211 293376, +260 211 294690