Welcome Book Port Annual Clearance Sale

The number of places you can buy good, cheap and legal (non-pirated) books in Karachi isn’t that large. Even rarer is the possibility of sale at a good book shop. But in Welcome Book Port‘s annual clearance sale -where they are offering as much 70% discounts on some of their listed books- you have one such rare, pleasant occasion. KMB reader Noumaan tells us more about his bustling book store located in Urdu Bazaar:

Being one of the largest book exporters in Pakistan they have books available on a variety of topics. Including poetry, literature, politics, social sciences, philosophy, and a whole lot more. Specially they have a special children’s corner upstairs where they have easy to read stories for children. There are also some audio books available but mostly on Islamic topics.

However the best part is that they also have a website and you can actually order online (shipping is free inside Pakistan). I’ve always relied on Liberty Books (BBQ Tonight Branch) personally, but have to admit that the exuberant prices means I can rarely go book shopping more then once in six months. But Welcome seems like a fantastic alternative that I could explore. Does anyone know of any other good book stores that they could recommend to others?

Image: Copyright Noumaan, all rights reserved, originally uploaded at Flickr, reproduced here with permission.

5 Comments so far

  1. Muhammad Ali (unregistered) on June 18th, 2007 @ 1:46 am

    Does the store carries books in English? since the website only shows books in Urdu available.

  2. Adil Mulki (unregistered) on June 18th, 2007 @ 11:10 am

    Oxford University Press
    Basement of Dolmen Mall
    Tariq Road Karachi.

    …and my personal favourite …Paramount Books (Pvt) Ltd
    152/0, Block 2, P.E.C.H. Society
    Karachi 75400
    Tel: (92) (21) 431 0030
    Fax: (92) (21) 455 3772

  3. Adil Mulki (unregistered) on June 18th, 2007 @ 11:12 am

    Jamash has posted a wonderful post last year on the subject of books etc… check it out here:


  4. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on June 18th, 2007 @ 7:11 pm

    Great and I can see a 40% Off sign too :-)

  5. kiran ali (unregistered) on June 18th, 2007 @ 7:18 pm

    More info: They only deal in Urdu books which is their USP against paramount and oxford. To date Welcome as company ( It has exports, publishing and outlet in Dubai as well)has been number one in Urdu books and newspaper exports all around the world since 1985 and has been awarded the EPB trophy since for these years as well http://www.welcome.com.pk.
    How I know all this: My father is the Chairman of the company and holds the export side while the shop belongs to my mamoo :-))

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