Reading a book is similar to going on a journey of adventure and discovery. You can read about new places, countries, people 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. A large population of Delhi is addicted to books and is seen in the bookstores, and their favorite hangouts selecting a hardcover to take back home. The choice in Delhi is exhausting and can reveal some very pleasant surprises. The general verdict is that you name any book under the sky, and the booksellers in the Capital are sure to have it.
We are today going to present you with a list of the best book shops in Delhi –
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.
6. Om Book Shop
Location:331, 2nd Floor, DLF Promenade Mall, VasantKunj, Delhi
They can be easily called the largest chain of bookshops in Delhi and NCR. The range of books on offer is bewildering. You can choose from Autobiographies, Finance, CD’s and magazines. All their stores encourage storytelling and reading in children.
5. Full Circle
Location:Shop No.23, Khan Market, New Delhi
It is ideally located above the Café Turtle in Khan Market. The food in the Café is delicious and well matched with 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 Bookstore
Location:N81, Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi
The makeover of the original Oxford Bookstore was a welcome change. The book shop now also houses a café by the name of Cha Bar. You tend to lose yourself in a good book here and spend hoursof quality time in peace. They also have a special section for children.
3. Spell & Bound Bookshop and Café
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 utilization is impressive and the only place where you can also get sketches of writers and playwrights. They also have a café upstairs where you can grab a quick meal. It is one of the few places that has moved with times, and identified the needs of their patrons perfectly.
Location:Opp. Main Gate, Khan Market, New Delhi
Even when bookstores are running out of business due to the revolution of e-books, this store refuses to bow down. The key to their success is an attitude to procure any book demanded by their client. Books are displayed bound and marked clearly shelf wise. Business is obviously booming, as they have just opened a branch in the posh DLF Place in Saket.
1. Galgotia Book Shop
Location:17 B, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
In the B block of CP Inner circle you will find this bookstore. The moment you step inside you will see books, touch books and breathe books. The highlight of the store is the fiction, travel and children section. They also have a huge selection of dictionaries. The bookstore is a favorite for people looking for books on cars, bikes and planes.