a. Akademkitap: Address: 139 Furmanov, Almaty
A head start for any tourist new to the city – travelogues, handbooks, city and district maps, and hiking and camping trails outside the city are available here. It also contains dictionaries on common colloquial and phraseology to help you understand the locals better.
b. Intercontinental Almaty Bookstore:Address: 181 Zheltoqsan, Almaty
Inside the Intercontinental Hotel. Open to guests as well as visitors. Nice collection, but prices are a bit high.