The bookshop that supports local authors.

Now you’re able to buy unique books of famous and soon-to-be famous authors. Choose your book category and start shopping…

New Books

Create your book... your way

Are you dreaming of being published? Did you know we can also help you with the creation of your book?

Have you written a book? And would you like to publish it? Well, in that case Oba Kunta Octopus is definitely something for you. We help you create, print and publish your books, including ghostwriting, editing, typesetting and cover design.

Oba Kunta Octopus is  a creative publishing company founded by writers, designers and editors. This is your complete resource to self-publish your book, your way. We have the tools to turn you into an author.

Kids' Books


Access Anywhere

We now have an app for all the books we have in our store, simply download the app and enjoy our vast collection of  books anywhere you like.

Author Resources

Every author needs a little help moving their story from a written manuscript to a published book. For the help that OBA Media doesn’t provide, we use the services of our sister company, Oba Kunta Octopus for help with editing, layout and cover design, proofreading and publishing. Go to

Book Review

After you have written your masterpiece, you need a critical eye to review your book and provide constructive feedback on how to improve your readers’ experience. We work with professional book reviewers. We offer Comprehensive Book Review and Consultation services.

Book Launch

OBA Media’s business is to ground you as an author. We create activity around your new book using various tools. Starting with a colourful book launch ( where we aim to sell at least three hundred copies), we move on to place your books in front of your readers using various online tools, the social media and YouTube.

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Kenya's Fastest Growing Online Bookstore

OBA Books is a 100% Kenyan-owned online-only retail store selling books and eBooks worldwide. Based in Nairobi, Kenya we offer millions of books from our database which have been categorised into a variety of subjects to make it easier for you to browse and shop.

As well as physical books, OBA Books offers African readers thousands of eBooks from a wide variety of international and local publishers. Whether you access your eBooks via your computer, tablet, iPhone or Android smartphone, or electronic reading device – online or offline, wherever you go, your eBooks will be there and accessible to you.

If you want to order eBooks as well as physical books we’ve made it easy, you can order them all together on the one order.

All of our books are offered at a discount and you can ship as many physical books per order as you like to anywhere in the world.