Yeah, we’ve heard that Nigerians–Africans in general–don’t read. While awfully stereotypical that narrative is, it is also untrue.
Just like in any other place, there are individuals who love to read and some that can’t stand the sight of books. However, for those bibliophiles looking for where to buy used books, here are five places you can get them:
Ikeja-Along Bus Stop:
Beside the railway line, right under the pedestrian bridge. There are different genres to be found here, including sci-fi, dystopian, suspense, horror, romance and more. Book prices range from N100 to N1000. Yes, we know, that’s quite a steal!
Ojuelegba Bus Stop:
You’d find different kinds of used books here, but the book sellers mostly favor self-help books, old editions of fashion magazines, and newspapers. You can also get rare finds, books like Latin history, encyclopedias, Guinness book of record and more here.
Obalende Bus Stop:
Also a major bus-stop in Lagos like the other two, Obalende boasts of used book sellers although with fewer sellers and books. Here you’d mostly see African literature, children’s books and a few motivational books. Hardcore literature or classics are a rare find in Obalende
Egbeda Bus Stop:
There’s a used book seller by the bus stop, beside a shopping complex, who mostly sells genres such as romance, chick-lit, suspense and crime and the occasional classic. All at low cost, usually from N100.
Ikeja Bus Stop:
Yes, Ikeja again! Ikeja bus sop is filled with several used book sellers, some with kiosks, some with just tables and others displaying their wares on the floor. These sellers can be found in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Computer Village.
Used books that can be bought here include; self-help books, religious books, DIY, motivational, textbooks, fiction, nonfiction, memoirs,autobiographies and more. Prices start from N500.