Hey Pakistanis – Books at your Doorsteps!

Hey Bookworms!

Well if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably had a lot of trouble finding reasons to visit the bookshop as a child and only super glad to have online stores. (Although most of you can drive to one today, but c’mon we never have enough money to enter a bookstore and leave happily :p) so yea it’s great to have these Ecommerce up and running to save the day!

I always had a hard time deciding which ones to visit so I did a detailed review on about all the online bookstores I found and tried and well here you go (lemme know if I missed any or if you’ve had a different experience)

  1. Readings

    • Rating: 5/5
    • Cost: Usually same or less than market
    • Condition: Excellent – Original (paperback + Hardback)
    • Service/Delivery: Lahore -Same day or next day, other cities within 2 Days
    • Availability: 95% of OLD and NEW books available at all times
  2. Liberty Books

    • Rating: 4.5/5
    • Cost: They often have offers and promotions, hence less than market price
    • Condition: Excellent – Original (paperback + Hardback)
    • Service/Delivery: 2 days time -sometimes delayed
    • Availability: 90% of OLD and NEW books available at all times
  3. Fabingo

    • Rating: 3/5
    • Cost: High Prices
    • Condition: Excellent – Original (paperback + Hardback)
    • Service/Delivery: 2-3 Days
    • Availability: Old Famous books and all new releases available
  4. Bookworm Inc

    • Rating: 3/5
    • Cost: Low Prices
    • Condition: Second hand and brand new available (option to swap books)
    • Service/Delivery: 7 -14 days
    • Availability: Short range of Books
  5. Emarkaz

    • Rating: 3/5
    • Cost: Average to low Prices
    • Condition: Pirated and original copies
    • Service/Delivery: 7 -14 days
    • Availability: Limited Variety
  6. Well Book Port

    • Rating: 2/5
    • Cost: Average to low Prices
    • Condition: Good Quality 
    • Service/Delivery: 7 -14 days
    • Availability: Limited Variety
  7.  Magic Lamp

    • Rating: 2/5
    • Cost: Very high Prices
    • Condition: Excellent Quality
    • Service/Delivery: 7 -14 days
    • Availability: Only Latest books available
  8. Saeed Book Bank

    • Rating: 5/5
    • Cost: Low Prices
    • Condition: Excellent Quality
    • Service/Delivery: 7 days
    • Availability: If its in Pakistan, it’s there!
  9. Kitabain

    • Rating: 4/5
    • Cost: Low Prices
    • Condition: Good to average Quality
    • Service/Delivery: 4-7 days
    • Availability: Good Variety
  10. Online Books Outlet

    • Rating: 3/5
    • Cost: Very Low Prices
    • Condition: Average to Poor Quality
    • Service/Delivery: 2-7 Days
    • Availability: Good Variety
  11. Mashal Books

    • Rating: 2/5
    • Cost: Low Prices
    • Condition: Good Quality
    • Service/Delivery: Unaware ( haven’t tried)
    • Availability: Good Variety ( They allow free downloads too)
  12. EbookStore

    • Rating: 4/5
    • Cost: Average to high Prices
    • Condition: Good Quality
    • Service/Delivery: 3 days
    • Availability: Good Variety
  13. The Readers Club

    • Rating: 3/5
    • Cost: Low Prices
    • Condition: Average Quality
    • Service/Delivery: 7 days
    • Availability: Good Variety
  14. Vanguard Books

    • Rating: 3/5
    • Cost: Very high Prices
    • Condition: Good Quality
    • Service/Delivery: 7 days
    • Availability: Good Variety

There are few more but those have Academic books, nevertheless, here are the links

  1. Allied Book
  2. CPB Books
  3. Paramount Books

Book Depository ships to Pakistan ( so I’ve heard) and they have FREE Delivery. But since I haven’t tried them, I’ll not add them to the list for now.

For those of you who’re interested in cheaper (second edition/pirated) copies, you may find them via instagram. I know of these three :

  1. Dusty Pages

     3/5 | Pirated Books | Cheap Prices| Bad Communication |  Quick Delivery

  2. MJpickabook

    5/5 |  Second Editions| Cheap Prices| Great Communication | Quick Delivery

  3. Bookspapers

    1/5|  Self Printed (worse kind of Pirated) | Cheap Prices | No communication| Delivery takes a month without notifying
    (pathetic service-probably losing your money for nothing)

If you own or know of any other online bookstore, do let me know in the comments below and I’ll be sure to add them all up 🙂

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