Jarir Marketing Company (Arabic: شركة جرير للتسويق), also known as Jarir Bookstore (Arabic: مكتبة جرير), is a Saudi Arabian establishment founded by Abdulrahman Nasser Al-Agil. Currently,[when?] Jarir has a paid-up capital of SR 1.20 Billion. Jarir’s headquarters is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Jarir operates through two divisions namely Retail (including online sales), under the trademark of Jarir Bookstore, and a Wholesale division.

Jarir Marketing Company
Jarir Bookstore
Native name
مكتبة جرير
FoundedJuly 9, 1979; 44 years ago (1979-07-09)
FounderAl-Agil brothers
Number of locations
Saudi Arabia 59
Qatar 3
Kuwait 3
Bahrain 1
Area served
Middle East
Key people
Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Agil (Chairman)
Abdulkarim Bin Abdulrahman Al-Agil (CEO)

Late. Abdullah Bin Abdulrahman Alagil (19/07/2023) (Managing director)
Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Alagil (Chief operating Officer)

Basil Bin Muhammad Bin Jabr (Representative General Organization for Social Insurance)
ServicesBooks and Electronic Retail
Revenue3,779,222 SAR (30/06/2019)
402,819 SAR (30/06/2019)
Total assets3,883,246 SAR (30/06/2019)

Jarir is active in the Middle East for trading in Office and School Supplies, Children’s Toys and Educational Aids, Arabic and English Books and Publications, Arts and Crafts Materials, Computer Peripherals and Software, Mobile Phones and Accessories, Audio Visual Instruments, Photography Tools, Smart Television and Maintenance of Computers and Electronic items.[1]

History Edit

Jarir was established in Riyadh in 1974 as a small bookshop, which dealt in used books and art sold by expats living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In the 80s, Jarir opened a second branch in Riyadh followed by one in the 90s. In 2003, the company had undergone an initial public offering and a third of its shares is currently traded on Tadawul the Saudi stock exchange. In 2017, Jarir was recognized as the 7th “Most Valuable Retail Brand” in Saudi Arabia (BRANDZ Top 20 Most Valuable Saudi Arabian Brands).[2] In 2018, Jarir figured in the “Top 100 Listed Companies” in the Arab World (Forbes, Middle East).[3]

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Online sales rose six-fold in the second quarter 2020 comparing to previous year.[4]

Branches Edit


  • Saudi Arabia: 59 stores
  • Kuwait: 3 stores
  • Qatar: 3 stores
  • UAE: 1 store
  • Bahrain : 1 store

The headquarter is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

References Edit

  1. ^ "About Jarir". Jarir Bookstore. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  2. ^ "BrandZ Saudi Arabia Top 20, 2017" (PDF). BrandZ. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-11-12. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Listed Companies in the Arab World 2018". Forbes Middle East. 2018-06-18. Archived from the original on 2019-05-04. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  4. ^ "Arabian Business".
  5. ^ "Jarir Storelocator". www.jarir.com. Retrieved 2021-07-27.