Thursday, December 17, 2009

Top Favourite bookstores in Bangalore. Your search ends here!

Bangalore offers you a variety of bookstores and hangouts for the latest releases to those rare to find and cheap second hand books.

  • Crossword

ACR Towers, Opp. Gateway Hotel, Residency Road, +91 80 2558-2411-16. Landmark:Above Hyundai car showroom. One of the favourite ambiences for a bookstore and hangout. Books of various genres combined with seating areas, spacious racks- music and movie section, children's section and a coffee shops; this proves to be a wonderful hangout to read, browse and shop.  crosswordbookstores

Also, on 12th main, HAL II stage, Indiranagar, as given in picture.

  • The Strand book stall

1st Floor, Manipal Centre, Dickenson Road, +91 80 2558-0000. Best known for the latest releases in art, design, architecture and all at good prices. Strand conducts book fairs every year which boasts of a huge collection as well as upto 80% discounts.strandbookstall

  • Blossoms

Church Street,off Brigade road (parallel to MG Road),+91 80 2559733,+91 80 25320400. Landmark:near Coconut Grove Restaurant. There are three floors of those rare, hard to find old books. All second hand, good condition and at low rates. You definitely won't leave disappointed.blossombookhouse

  • Gangarams

72 M G Road, +91 80 2558-6743, +91 80 2558-7277. Four floors crammed with books makes this book store one of the largest book store in India.

  • Higginbothams

68 M G Road, +91 80 2558-7359, +91 80 2558-6574. This bookstore has a good selection of maps, postcards, guides and novels.

  • Landmark

In Forum Mall, Koramangala, +91 80 2206-7777 / 78 / 80 - a modern retail store for books and gifts.landmarkonthenet

  • Select Bookshop

Off Brigade Road Behind Curzon Court Hotel, Brigade Road.Also, available are a collection of lithographs, stained glass paintings and collectors copies of antique books.

  • Oxford Book Store

At the Leela Galleria (Hotel Leela Palace) - Has some of the latest collection of books and magazines but, doesn't offer any discounts. A Chai Bar attached offering many different blends of tea. oxfordbookstore

Oxford Bookstore , Bangalore

  • Sapna Book House

This is a large bookstore on 3rd Main road, near Kamat Yatri Nivas, Gandhi Nagar (Walking distance from Majestic Bus stand). They also have branches in three other locations Sadashivnagar, Jayanagar, and Indiranagar. Sapna Book House also provides online book delivery.sapnaonline

  • Tata Book House

At the Indian Institute of Science, Malleswaram - Has a large collection of technical books, on which it offers a flat 20 percent discount. Lots of books in a small place. Also worth visiting just because it is in IISc.tatabookhouse

  • Streelekha

This is a great bookstore to explore the feminist literature and activism that is being produced in India, as well as other texts on the research and work of Indian NGOs. The atmosphere is relaxing and inviting. The bookstore is located at 33/1-9, Thyagaraja Layout in Jaibharath Nagar, telephone: +91 80 2549-2783.

  • Fusion Rental

Provides online renting of books & movies. Vast collection of both books & movies at one place. Free Pick up & Delivery all over Bangalore.

Other recommended book stores

  • Axis Books, 330/9, Domlur Inner Ring Road, +91 80 40383838,41526657.

  • Reliance Timeout, Cunningham road, Bangalore

  • DC Books, 100 feet road, Indiranagar dcbooks

  • Book paradise, 4th block, Jayanagar, Bangalore

  • Recently I saw a new library opened in Indiranagar HAL II stage 12th main.Once I get the details, will post here. 

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