About Us

History of Charran's


Welcome to Charran’s, the trusted name for all things back-to-school for over 60 years in Trinidad & Tobago!


From textbooks, stationery, uniforms and school accessories to the latest technology, we're dedicated to providing you with the learning materials you need to support your educational journey, with a focus on quality, value and service!


Founded in the 1950’s by Roopnarine and Pulbassia Charran, Charran’s has come a long way from its humble beginnings in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago. When Mr. Charran first started out, his passion for helping others gave him the drive to turn hard work and inspiration into a successful business. We now serve customers throughout the Caribbean and are not only thrilled to be involved in education, but also in making education accessible and affordable for everyone.



Our new chapter

Building on our solid foundation, we continue to evolve and progress. We are now happy to provide our many loyal customers with a new shopping experience that is convenient, safe and easy to use. We offer a fully integrated online shopping and delivery service straight to your door!


As you go through your school life, from kindergarten to university and beyond, we’ll be with you every step of the way. We hope to help you achieve your full potential and that you never stop learning!


Sharing some of our history from the archives.
One of the first Charran's Bookstores, Circa 1974

Charran's Bookstore, South Quay, Port of Spain, Trinidad