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About Us


Mission




Liberty Books established in 1952, is a Pakistani family-owned chain of nationwide bookstores. We started our journey from a kiosk in the old city Karachi and have built a national network of artisanal bookstores and a personalized online experience delivering books all around Pakistan.



To our diverse readership, we provide a wide array of 90,000 titles of affordable bargain books, gifts, and educational resource materials. We endeavor to provide a hospitable and nurturing environment to encourage the healthy exchange of ideas by hosting numerous book launches, book bazaars, children story reading sessions, panel presentations, and online discussions.



We are committed to engaging with the many diverse readers and organizations of our society on a national scale, to work united towards the goals of a knowledgeable and educated community.



We are passionate about the written word and seek to share our love of reading to help create and sustain a nation of lifelong readers.




We are proud to be




locally operated bookstores


The Largest chain of locally operated bookstores in Pakistan.


350 cities in Pakistan

Delivering books to over 350 cities in Pakistan.


first businesses in Pakistan to establish an e-commerce website

One of the first businesses in Pakistan to establish an e-commerce website.

available in a wide range of categories

Having books available in a wide range of categories.




Who are we, really?




Year1950



Liberty Books started its journey in 1951 with a small street-side bookstall in Saddar, Karachi. It was founded by Mr. Abdul Hussain who had arrived in Pakistan with his family to start afresh after partition

Year1961




Liberty Books opened its first formal retail store in 1961 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Karachi. This opportunity equipped the small family run business with the intricacies of organized retail.

Late Mr. Hussain and his sons (then enrolled in school & college) worked tirelessly sharing warehouse and retail shifts.



Year1980



By 1980, Liberty Books had successfully established its stores in Marriott and Sheraton Hotels.



Year1998



Liberty Books was one of the first brands in Pakistan to launch an e-commerce website in Pakistan in 1998. We wanted to reach a wider audience and make our books widely available through our website. Thus began the journey of building the largest online bookstore in Pakistan.

Year2001



In 2001, Liberty Books altered the book retail landscape in Pakistan by opening the first locally operated modern retail store in Park Towers(Karachi). Our founders designed the store as space which could be frequented by readers allowing them to spend quality more time there.

Year2003




Following this, in 2003, Liberty Books opened doors to its first standalone flagship store in Karachi, which to this day caters to hundreds of book lovers daily.

Year2012




In 2012, we introduced Cash on Delivery on our website increasing customer convenience and access to books across the country.

Present

Today, Liberty Books is the only locally owned and operated bookstore chain in Pakistan with 10 stores in the country and an online store that services all major cities in Pakistan. We represent the largest number of international publishers and continue to innovate in the way we serve our customers. Our journey has been long, full of learning and interesting experiences. We continue to work towards our aim of encouraging the reading habit in Pakistan.