This long-running bookshop on two levels has an excellent selection of Africana, ranging from dusty old tomes to coffee-table books, and from novels and guidebooks to a section dedicated to Livingstone.
Situated in Mandala House, the oldest colonial dame in the city, this eclectic gallery features vividly coloured, contemporary work by local artists, as well as sculpture, old maps and prints, and huge, carved woode…
For high-end craft hunters, this cavernous boutique is a good bet for everything from beadwork to bags.
There are good craft stalls under an awning next to the salmon-coloured Malawi Savings Bank building. The work on sale is excellent and browsing is refreshingly hassle free.
A wide selection of fiction, kids' illustrated books, potboilers, biographies, guidebooks, maps and international magazines.
With a few design shops and an excellent bookshop, Uta Waleza is a good place to buy presents and souvenirs.
Has a pharmacy, an electronics retailer, a gift shop, a stationery store, a bookshop and branches of Game and Shoprite supermarkets.
Sells print film, prints digital photos and takes passport photos.
Certainly chaotic, but with low prices and plenty of atmosphere.