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“Depressing waste of a book store in a city that badly needs one”
Review of Librarie Ikirezi

Librarie Ikirezi
Ranked #14 of 65 things to do in Kigali
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

A Borders or W.A. Smith's in a shop this size could meet the needs of everybody. Instead, we get a motley collection of outdated french and english textbooks, a few novels, some random regional reads, and little else. Too bad. Having said that, what they have they have, and that's a far cry better than nothing at all when you're craving a good read in Kigali.

Thank Lars B
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Professional atmosphere with a great choice of diversified literature. Very kind service. Good to know it's there !!!

Thank Anne M
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

I had read that this is the best bookstore in Kigali, but the review I was reading gave an address from which they had moved some time ago. Look for it now on Boulevard de l'Umuganda, website: www.ikirezi.biz. Books on display may not have the local price shown, but asking at the desk will get you an answer. So far as I could see they do not resell used books, so all books are new and the prices are not discounted. It is not a huge place by any means, but the selection of Africana seemed excellent -- with an emphasis on Rwanda and nearby countries but a good selection of more general books as well. They also had a small collection of pot-boilers, and a good selection of magazines.

Thank Msafiri_Hodari_Sana
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Reviewed March 16, 2016
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