Good morning dear fellow African,
This morning I am going to be sharing with you how you can locate some bookstores near you in Nigeria or elsewhere in Africa and how you could get some of the books you need from some online bookstores.
As you probably know, I am an advocate of book; I advocate that every human being should (I mean must) be a reader of good books.
I believe you can not achieve anything worthwhile with your life, if you’re not a reader of good books.
How do I come to believe such “heresy”?
well, simple; because I don’t know of anyone who has ever become truly successful who is not a reader.
I mean it! I have read the biographies and stories of hundreds of people who achieved something with their lives.
Some of them were black while some were white. Some are male while others are female. Some are short and others tall. But something unite them and that is, the love of books.
But why is this so?
This is so because, if you look at it very well, we only become better than others because we know what they don.t know.
the short-cut to knowing what others don’t know is to sit down with books when they are sitting down with the television.
That’s why Ziz Zizglar said, poor people have big television, rich people have big library.
Now in my journey of life, as I try to inspire people to read good books, I am often asked, “But where can I get a good bookshop in Nigeria?” or “How can I buy my books in the online book stores?”
The two questions are easy.
To get where to buy your books, either online or offline, the first thing to determine is, what is the nature of books you want to buy?
Are they academic books or motivational, leadership, business books, etc.?
You have to understand the nature of books you want to buy before you would know the bookshops or online bookstore to get them.
How to locate Bookshops in Nigeria or elsewhere
If you are trying to locate a bookshop in Nigeria or elsewhere, what you will later find out is that bookshops are not as scarce as they might seem to be.
But, as a matter of fact, you don’t really know or see what you never care to search for.
Yes, of course, if you’re living in a village there may not be any bookshop in your locality (I am sorry about that). However, if you’re like most people who will be reading this from Lagos, Abuja, Portharcut, or any city in Nigeria, you should’t have problem in locating your a good bookshop that could have the kinds of books you want to read.
We have the kinds of Bible Wonderland that has their bookshops in many places in Nigeria and there are also some others like that who operate chains of bookstores in the country
Aside them, we also have countless of other book seller, just everywhere you may go.
How then do you locate those book sellers?
This seems a obvious thing to do, yet, most people are not trained to do it. “Ask and you shall be given, seek and you shall find” says The Word.
The other day I was at Ibadan (Nigeria) and needed to buy some books. I have never lived in Ibadan so I didn’t have the idea of where I could get the books I wanted to read. I virtually know no book store in Ibadan.
What did I do?
I asked from people who are living in Ibadan, “Please, where can I get some Christian and motivational books?”
I was directed and got that bookshop that has most of the books I wanted to read.
That could be simple, but it works. Don’t be afraid to ask. As people around you who knows your city better, “please, where can I get so and so kinds of books?”
One more tip;
Ask about book stores from whomever you see a book with.
Most people who hold books are good readers. Many of them know the bookstores to get more of such books, so ask them, “Bro, please where can I get so and so kinds of books”?
And even another tip;
Look at the motor parks and the road sides.
Even in the road side, in Nigeria, there are book sellers who sell their books to the passer by.
What if those book sellers don’t have the kinds of books you want to read? Ask them where you could get the kinds of the book you are looking for. They are probably having the idea of where other kinds of book sellers are.
But, can you buy your books from online bookstores from Nigeria or other African countries?
There are various online bookstores, depending on the kinds of books you want to read.
Amazon is a very popular online store that sells (above several other things) books.
Does amazon deliver your books to Nigeria?
Even if you’re living inside the rock, they could deliver your book to you there (lol).
Aside amazon, we have our indigenous online store here in Nigeria that are now selling various kinds of books.
Though I have never bought book from any of these guys, I have bought something far more than books (the laptop I am using to type this tutorial) and it was delivered to me at good time.
And finally, if the books you want to read are business and financial books, then you can have them at our book store here.
And if you need me to give you some other good business and financial books recommendations, you can contact me here
I love you!