Many people pick up books on their visits to al-Hijaz for Hajj and ‘Umrah. However, some do not know where to go. The following bookshops are my own personal favourites. Feel free to enquire of add more.
Abu Dhar al-Ghifari Street just north of the Masjid has a few nice bookshops, such as al-Maghamisi and Dar al-Zaman. These are found opposite Jami’at al-Birr. There are other branches of these two stores. Dar al-Badawi near the Islamic University has a great collection from Dar al-Gharb al-Islami and Dar al-Minhaj.
Maktabat al-Asadi in al-Aziziyah just before Umm al-Qura University.
Dar al-Minhaj on Abha Street in Kandara is well worth the visit. Kunuz al-Ma’rifah on Sitteen Street (officially known as King Fahd Street) in al-Sharafiyah. Yahya Masum Street in al-Jami’ah has a dozen bookshops, several of which are very good. My favourite being al-Shanqiti.