Jarir Bookstore

Jarir Bookstore (Arabic: مكتبة جرير‎) is a Saudi Arabian establishment founded by Abdulrahman Nasser Al-Agil. In its early years, the bookstore dealt in used books and art sold by expats living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Since then; it has grown to be the largest retailer of books and consumer electronics in Saudi Arabia.[citation needed] 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.

Jarir Bookstore
Native name
مكتبة جرير
FoundedJuly 9, 1979 (1979-07-09)
FounderAl-Agil brothers
Number of locations
Saudi Arabia 48
Qatar 3
Kuwait 4
Area served
Middle East
Key people
Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Agil (Chairman)
Abdulkarim Bin Abdulrahman Al-Agil (CEO)
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 consumer IT products, Electronics, Office supplies and Books.[1]

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]



  • Saudi Arabia: 48 Showrooms;
  • Kuwait: 4 Showrooms;
  • Qatar: 3 Showrooms;
  • UAE: 3 Showrooms

The headquarter is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


  1. ^ "About Jarir". Jarir Bookstore. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  2. ^ "BrandZ Saudi Arabia Top 20, 2017" (PDF). BrandZ. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Listed Companies in the Arab World 2018". Forbes Middle East. 2018-06-18. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  4. ^ "Arabian Business".
  5. ^ "معارض مكتبة جرير". www.jarir.com (in Arabic). Retrieved 25 August 2019.