Our story

Text Book Centre (TBC) is the biggest and most diversified book-seller in Africa. It was founded in 1964 as a partnership between two businessmen in Kenya, Mr. S V Shah and Mr. M J Rughani. TBC has over the years grown tremendously to become the leading bookstore chain in Kenya. Its retail, wholesale and distribution services have unrivalled capacity to meet the demands of Kenya's vibrant education sector.

Corporate Strategy

Vision: To be East Africa's leading leisure and educational bookstore and office support resource centre.

Mission: To provide superior and friendly service and ensure extensive product solutions with the aim of exceeding customer expectations.

Company Products

Text Book Centre Ltd is an educational and office supplies conglomerate .The firms core activity is supply of education, general books and educational material, including stationery supplies to professionals, schools, colleges, universities, international organizations and non-government and government organizations countrywide and to buyers in Uganda, Sudan, Somalia, Malawi, Zanzibar and Tanzania.

In recent years TBC has diversified into PCs, computer's – desktops, printers, scanners, photocopiers, paper – shredders and other office equipment and supplies. Its bookshops and office supplies outlets are located on Kijabe Street, Sarit Centre in Westland's, Langata in Galleria Mall and Junction outlet in Junction Mall Ngong Road, Nairobi.TBC also has an upcountry store in Kakamega's Holden Mall.

TBC are the Kenyan dealers and distributors for Rexel staplers, shredders, over-head projectors, Bantex box files, Staedtler pencils, Faber Castell technical instruments, Pidilite, Camlin, Windsor & Newton and Marie's art materials, Oxford Mathematical sets from Helix, Omega office and technical instruments. In addition TBC is the exclusive distributor for Pelikan and Geha Products in Kenya. The most recent addition to the product portfolio is the"MORE" range of school and office stationery.

Text Book Centre Ltd has a renewed focus on all our Customers and Customer Service which plays an important part in all our transactions. Training of our staff is an important factor in this.