It has been just a day since the fifth edition of the Delhi ComicCon got over and as a huge comic book fan, I had the pleasure of personally attending the event.
While the massive crowd at the event assured us that there is no scarcity of comic book lovers in Delhi, our exclusive chat with Dinesh Shamdasani, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Valiant Entertainment also made us realise that it’s much harder for a fan to buy comic books in a book store theses days.
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While e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Campfire and Amazon have made it easier for the younger generation to buy their favourite comic books, we thought it would be prudent to name a few actual ‘Book Stores’ in Delhi where you can go and buy comic books as well.
While Delhi’s Om Books Shops (particularly in malls) don’t carry too many comic books, you could still find a good amount of them in the stores especially known series like Superman, Batman, Calvin and Hobbes and the Asterix series.
Location: 5, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar
Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur
Contact Number : 011 2615 6388
As compared to Om Book Shop, Crossword is comparatively new to Delhi with just two stores located in the national capital. On the pan-India level, the franchise has at present 89 stores across Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Amritsar, Bhopal, Bengalooru, Chennai, Delhi, Durgapur, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kota, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Udaipur, Vadodara, Vapi and Vijaywada.
Location: Level 1, Select Citywalk, Press Enclave Road, Saket
Nearest Metro Station : Saket
Contact Number – 011 46098500
If you are a big Raj Comics (RC) fan, then Raja Pocket Books is the best place for you. Their Old Delhi Store not only has latest copies of Nagraj, Nagayan, Virat, Fang, Doga, but churns out a bunch of English comic books as well. For a Marvel and DC Comic book fan the collection might be limited, but for a Hindi Comic Books fan, the place is an absolute haven.
Location: 112, 1st Floor, Dariba Kalan Road, Chandni Chowk
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk
Contact Number: 011 2325 1092
While Midland Book Shop has three stores, the store’s location is restricted to Delhi. The Book Shop is also considered the go-to bookshop for one’s every book need. The shop has book collection ranging from hardcore college study books to latest of Salman Rushdie. The good part is also has a good collection of comic books.
The Shops holds a very impressive variety when it comes to comics as one can get everything from Archies, to Tintin to Asterix to DC and Marvel collections, but the biggest attraction for this store is their collection of Japanese Manga which is hard to find especially in Delhi.
Location: 20, Aurobindo Place Market, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Block C 2, Hauz Khas
Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas
Contact Number: 011 26867121
If there is ever a search for books that are no longer in print or are out circulation, Delhi’s famous Daryaganj market is the first place I would recommend that you search. If you are a comic book collector or fan, this is one place where you are likely to find that limited edition Asterix, Batman, Calvin and Hobbes, Superman and many other comic books.
Though it’s a weekly market and there is no guarantee that you will find what you are looking for sure, if you ever had the pleasure to hunt this market, you will find some gem of books that can be both new and second-hand.
Location:Asaf Ali Marg and Netaji Subhash Marg, Daryaganj, Old Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazar/New Delhi Railway Station
Time: Every Sunday, 10am till late evening
Landmark opened its first book store in Chennai back in 1987, while over the years the franchise has expanded in many other cities, one thing that has remained constant for all its stores is that it has always had had a huge collections of books. This large variety also applies to its comic book collections and the store is known to carry huge selection of Asterix series , TinTin, Batman, Superman and many more.
Location: 2nd Floor, No.1, Nelson Manickam Road, Aminjikarai, Chennai
Store Timing: 11.00 am – 9.00 pm
Contact Number: NA
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While LOLZ closed recently, we are still hoping that they make a comeback and thought it is worth mentioning on our list.
While one was not able to buy comic books from there, the café did give them an opportunity to have a look and read their huge collection of comic books which included series like Archie, Marvel, Akhbar and Birbal and Amar Chitra Katha.
Location: 295, Ground Floor, Benito Suarez Marg, Satyaniketan
Nearest Metro Station: Dhaula Kuan
Contact Number – NA