About Us

Your Favourite Independent Bookstore

The Creaking Bookshelf was an idea born when a tiny girl of 5 years read a book for the very first time and it opened a world of tales of magic, adventure, love, villany, mystery & mayhem and knowledge. It was love at first sight. 

Books, are alas, expensive and a luxury to own that its difficult to build personal libraries to pass along to generations to come. The Creaking Bookshelf was thus founded to pass along the magic that books bring to everyone’s shelf. We find new homes for well-read books that are happy to be passed along to be re-used (live another lifetime) and enjoyed by others and strive to get new titles to our readers (yes even the curious ones) at super affordable prices right to their doorsteps.

We are super excited for the opportunity and privilege to share our love for books and reading with you all. Get ready, we are all going for an epic adventure! 

 PS: A percentage of each sale goes towards promoting literacy here at home in Uganda. Thank you for your support : ) 

“A book is a dream you hold in your hands” – Neil Gaiman

 “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies” – George R.R. Martin

Meet Our Team


Store Owner

delights in getting lost in fantasy book series with a weakness for romance. Enjoys baking, flavoured tea & sea food. Always on the look out for dope books to add to the bookshelves.

Smokey Banderas

Head Librarian

is a lover of vanilla cake, enjoys sniffing books and chasing toads. At any time, she can be found napping in a pile of freshly laundered clothes.


The Fixer

is the tech person & all round bad-ass rescuer of falling books and sometimes faulty technology.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No, The Creaking Bookshelf is a purely online bookstore. We strive to build the platform to be user friendly so as to enhance your experience.

Not currently but we are working on getting a reliable transport provider to make that work.

You can reach out to us via Call, DM on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram or send a WhatsApp and we will work on getting it to you. We will alert you as soon as its in stock

This can be made via Airtel / MTN Mobile money or Cash on Delivery.