Today I am so excited to be able to feature The Bookworm-Gigiri as part of my bookshop tours series. I would like to begin by clarifying that The Bookworm-Gigiri is not a bookshop but rather, a beautiful and cozy library where book lovers will feel right at home. The Library is located in Gigiri at the Craft Centre on Gigiri lane.
The Bookworm – Gigiri offers library services based on membership and subscription plans.
For the membership plans, you can choose a package that has specific durations of either three months, six months or one year with an option of borrowing one or two books at a time. The prices of these packages range from 3,500.00 Kshs to 10, 000.00 Kshs. These prices include refundable deposit for each package an you can learn more about each package here.
For the subscription plan, you get a package that covers a duration of one year in which you are allowed to borrow one book per month. This plan goes for an annual fee of 6,000.00 Kshs with a refundable deposit of 2,000.00 Kshs.
The library has such a wide range of all the latest books in the market. All the new releases are stocked immediately and readers are also allowed to bring in their recommendations of the books they would like to see at the library.
As if it could not get any better, within The Bookworm-Gigiri book lovers are able to find some amazing bookish merchandize. Imported from the United States, items such as branded mugs, book pins, tote bags and much more are available for purchase at this library.
Not only does this library stock books and bookish merchandize, they also stock other items for sale. Within this space you will be able to find a range of clothes and shoes for sale. The Bookworm – Gigiri is also supportive towards artists and opens their space for them to display their works of art. The art pieces are also put on sale at reasonable prices.
The Bookworm – Gigiri is run by the efficient Shruti. Shruti has a background in publishing and thus, books are not a new world for her. She takes her time to fully understand one’s taste in books and recommends tailored titles for them. Added to that, she is friendly and has read almost all the books in the library, meaning she is always up for discussion of different books. You can learn more about The Bookworm-Gigiri through their Instagram page here.