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The Best Bookstores in Algiers

Besides incredible architectures, bustling dining scene, and a stunning landscape, Algiers is still a great place for culture and book lovers. Here, you can find some bookshops (version for English-language book readers). There are museums and cafes supporting the literary culture, where you can sit and enjoy a good read. Algiers is a vibrant urban landscape that serves an important in nurturing ground for Algeria’s literary movement. Here are some of the best bookshops in Algeria that definitely deserve a visit.

We also recommend our guide to the 7 unique things to see and do in Algeria.

Third World Bookstore

Librairie Du Tiers Monde best bookshops in Alger
Third World Bookstore, book store in the Alger Centre, Algeria. © Naseem DDnho

Certainly one of Algiers’ most popular and loved bookshops. Librairie Du Tiers Monde (Third World Bookstore), is not only an impressive book library and archive but it’s also situated in downtown AlgiersGreat location, an absolute city landmark for booklovers. One of the city’s best bookstores for a wide variety of English and French books. An exciting way to get in the mix with the locals!

Address: 08 Place emir abdelkader, Alger Ctre 16000, Algeria

Librairie La Renaissance

Librairie La Renaissance best bookshops in Alger
Librairie La Renaissance, book store in El Madania, Algeria. © Karim Azouzi

Religious bookstore with an interesting choice of books. Another excellent bookstore where you’ll not only find good options to feed your appetite.

Niveau 112 Riadh EL-Feth, Algiers, Algeria

Librairie Kalimat – Les mots

The Kalimat bookshop is a readers and bibliophiles delight in Algiers. Offers an extensive selection of books – over 7,000 titles including local and global literature. Works from France and the Arab world. In quest to support and promote the literacy culture of the nation, this bookstore takes part in cultural and literary life events. You’ll find special and limited editions from classics, children’s books, manga, and other works. Be sure to drop by and experience a new window on the world literature.

Address: Boulevard Mouloud BEL HOUCHETE, Algiers, Algeria

Chaib Dzair (Librairie Anep)

Best Bookstores in Algiers
Chaib Dzair, book store in the Alger Centre, Algeria. © Anep

Located within the city centre, Chaib Dzair bookstore is a lterature space devoted to Algerian culture. Initiated by the ANEP, with primary focus on the publication of works related to the ancient and contemporary history of Algeria. Today this bookstore has established itself as a major national publisher powerhouse, in both Arabic and French languages. More than just a bookshop, a hotspot where the authors and their audience meet. As well as organizers for the Algiers International Book Fair.

Address: Pasteur Avenue, Alger Centre 16000, Algeria

HB Manga Kissa

HB Manga Kissa best bookstore in algiers
HB Manga Kissa, comic book store in Alger, Algeria. © HB Manga Kissa

One of the hotspots in Algiers, a comic book landmark of the city. Offering everything from light novels to English books and comic. As well as anime accessories and manga. This bookstore, HB manga Kissa, is also a rendezvous point of Algerian fans of the jap-culture.

Address: 6 Rue Ramdan SEKHI، Alger Centre 16000, Algeria


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