About Us

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.”

– George R.R. Martin (American novelist b. 1948)

Reading teaches us things we never imagined, changes the way we feel, and inspires us to reach new heights. That's why we've opened this online bookstore to make the joy of books available to everyone.

Launched by Ismail Ahmed, founder of WorldRemit, Sahanbooks fulfils Ismail’s dream of giving back to his home country, investing in future generations of Somalilanders through affordable education and empowerment. Because of Ismail’s love of books and the benefits of learning, Sahanbooks wants to share the journey with the people of Somaliland.

Both in our online store (Sahanbooks.com) and our walk-in bookstore in Hargeisa, Somaliland, (opening September 2020), Sahanbooks brings you books that educate, empower, and inspire. Our carefully curated selection covers a vast array of subjects for you to enjoy, including English-language books, children’s books, school and university textbooks, and both fiction and non-fiction.

We look forward to welcoming you at our bookstore in Nuur Hawse Plaza, Wadada Madaxtooyada, 26 June, Hargeisa, where you’ll be able to browse over 100,000 books spread across two stories.

Get In Touch

Nuur Hawse Plaza,
Wadada Madaxtooyada, 26 June, Hargeisa, Somaliland.

+252 63 6374561