The world may have moved on to kindles and iPads, among other things,but there are still a few old school folks out there for whom a book means having the joy of holding one that they can flip through. Reading a book is similar to going on a journey of adventure and discovery . You can read about new places, countries, peoples and legends. Or you can spark your imagination by reading something fictional. Books are like food for the soul. The pleasure of reading a book before going to bed is unmatched to anything else.
The choice of books in Delhi is exhausting and can reveal some very pleasant surprises. The general verdict is that you name any book under the sky and booksellers in the Capital are sure to have it.
Some of the bookstores are :
Location : G-8 Basement Main Market, South Extension-I, New Delhi
They have been around since 1985 and hold a strong base of loyal customers. The USP of this store is well trained and pleasant staff, who have complete knowledge of the books in the store.
2. OM BOOK SHOP
Location : 331, 2nd Floor DLf Promenade Mall,Vasant Kunj.
They can be easily called the largest chains of bookshop in Delhi and NCR. The range of books on offer is bewildering. You can choose from Autobiographies, Finance, CD’s and magaziness. All their stores encourage story telling and reading in children.
3. FULL CIRCLE
Location : Shop No. 23, Khan Markett, New Delhi
It is ideally located above the Cafe Turtle in Khan Market.The food in the Cafe is delicious and well matched the huge book collection in the Bookstore. The interiors are well designed with wood and attractive styling of the walls. The place has a young crowd soaking up books at all times.
4. OXFORD BOOK STORE
Location : N 81, Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi
The make over of the original Oxford Bookstore was a welcome change. The book shop now also houses a cafe by the name of Cha Bar. You tend to lose yourself in a good book here and spend hours of quality time in peace. They also have a special section for children. They also have an option of also being a member.
5. SPELL AND BOUND BOOKSHOP AND CAFE
Location : C-11/2, SDA Market (Opposite IIT Main Gate), New Delhi
You will find this store opposite the IIT on the Outer Ring Road. The space utilisation is impressive and the only place where you can also get sketches of writers and playwrights.
6. BAHRI SONS
Location : 13/7 Jor Bagh Market, New Delhi
Bahri Sons is one of Delhi’s better known book stores. We have always enjoyed their selection of coffee table books. The magazine section in the back is always packed. Even when book stores are running out of business due to the revolution. Books are displayed Bound and marked clearly shelf wise.
Location : Ambience Mall, 3rd Floor, Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Landmark is a paradise for book who can go and spend a whole day there- reading and relaxing on their comfortable couches.
Books of all genres are found here-fiction, biographies, comics and travel books etc. And its not just books-from music to movies, gaming to stationery, magazines to gifts, home store, electronics and toys, all are equally well stocked.
8. PEOPLE TREE BOOK STORE
Location : 8,Regal Building, Parliament Street, Connaught Place, New Delhi
People Tree is not just a shop but a lot more. With its team of extremely creative artist, photographers and designers it has made a huge name for itself in the market of personalized t-shirts, artworks, crafts and books. Don’t visit this store on Sunday as it’s closed.
9. MAY DAY BOOK STORE
Location: 2254/2A, Ground Floor, Shadi Khampur, West Patel Nagar
One of the Indie Bookstore in the city, May Day is situated in a place most Bookstore owners would consider fatal for business. May Day stocks various genres of books, but it is their selection for second hand books that keep going for.
Location : 15-16, Meherchand Market, New Delhi, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
If you’re looking for popular fiction, sci-fi, or classics, CMYK may not be quite the right store to walk into, but for those with a keen eye for art and design,this is the perfect space.
11.FAMOUS BOOK STORE
Loction : 25,Janpath, New Janpath Market
One of the old bookstores in the city. If you’ve been out for a shopping trip on the lanes of Janpath and have struck into Depaul’s for a quick cold coffee, you are very likely to have laid your eyes on this Bookstore.
12. THE BOOK SHOP
Location : Jor Bagh Colony, New Delhi
The Book Shop, earlier placed in Khan Market was very popular and a landmark Of sorts, until it shut down.
Don’t get put off by the size of the store, as you would be surprised to find many rare prized possessions that you wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere. One can easily spend half a day here.
13. FAQIR CHAND AND SONS
Location : Khan Market, New Delhi
Well it’s quite one if the oldest shop in Delhi. If you are longing for books like General Knowledge, Crosswords, drawing, etc. This is the perfect shop.
14. DELHI BOOK STORE
Location : Ansari Road , Daryaganj, New Delhi
This is one of the leading bookstores for medical and non-medical books in India. It has been to quick to embrace modern methods of distribution, while building on its heritage and outstanding history.
15. JAIN BOOK SHOP
Location : Satya Niketan, New Delhi
They not just have the books but also various stationeries such as files and folders, registers and forms. No wonder then that since everything is available all under one roof.
Customers regard them as the one step single largest book shop in Delhi. They also keep atlases, maps, guide maps in booklet form as well as maps.
So yeah, next time make sure that you definitely visit to these stores and be a happy reader!