Kabul, Afghanistan
+93 700276909

About us

SHAH M BOOK CO was founded in 1974 and is now the largest dealer of books and other publications in Afghanistan.

Our objective is to give people access to all published materials ever published about or in Afghanistan; we offer over 20,000 titles for sale and we have a research library containing over 35,000 titles of books about Afghanistan in a variety of different languages providing unparalleled information about the country.

Our outlets do not limit themselves only with the Afghan subject, but also offer a range of general books, i.e. Engineering, Medical, IT, Management, Accounting, Politics, Art, Children’s Books, Language Related, Tales & Stories, General History, Women’s Books, Religious, and much more in English, Dari, Pashto and other languages.


We share an uncompromising belief in providing our customers access to all published material ever published on Afghanistan. By doing the little extras, we strive to set the standard of excellence in our industry.


  • To be the No.1 destination for authors, agents, customers, client publishers, and employees.
  • To be a respected publisher that values diversity, nurtures talent, rewards success, and honors its responsibilities.
  • To be market focused in all we do, and to lead change in popular culture.


We are a family-owned and operated company with deep roots to Afghanistan’s civil society. A significant factor in our growth has been the integrity and high ethical standards, which influence our policies and business decisions.