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Book Stores

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Book Stores

I am volunteering in a local Kampala school in July. I am starting a library and bringing books from Canada. I want to also buy children's literature by African writers....or books that pertain to Uganda.

Anyone recommend a book store in Kampala? Any titles or authors?

Many thanks!

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Firstly, just ensure you vet everything that people give you. Secondly, is it a secondary or primary school? Besides anything inappropriate, ensure that things are culturally appropriate as well, and aren't stories about witches etc; or even (eg) sci-fi or other topics that are difficult to relate to.

Aristoc is really the place to go, the easiest place is Garden City, they do stock the syllabus books and the local authors. You can also try downtown, but you won't get discount from them, so it's hardly worth the hassle.

Books are expensive. Make sure that everything is catalogued and everything you hand over is signed for. I suggest you bring secondhand (even quite battered) there is no reading culture in schools here (for pleasure) so expect things you give to disappear, and don't mind about it.

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Aristoc is one stop for all!!

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Uganda bookshop on col ville street has some books about Uganda

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