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.
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Third World Bookstore
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 Algiers. Great location, an absolute city landmark for book–lovers. 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!
Librairie La Renaissance
Religious bookstore with an interesting choice of books. Another excellent bookstore where you’ll not only find good options to feed your appetite.
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.
Chaib Dzair (Librairie 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.
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.