Best Bookshops in Delhi

By Ankita Sharma

Looking at shelves of books at a bookshop takes us back to our childhood when we visited toy shops and were left mesmerized. The smell of books and the crisp pages is a feeling only true Bibliophiles can understand. Although many people prefer to read digitally over devices like Kindle, most of us still prefer hardcover books.

In this article, we’ll have listed down some of the best bookshops in Delhi. Let’s check them out:

1. Faqir Chand Bookstore

Faqir-Chand Bookstore, situated in the posh area of Khan Market, was opened in 1953 by a man named Faqir Chand; his grandson now manages the bookstore. This shop looks aesthetic and is frequently visited by well-known authors and writers for book launches. They have a great collection of fiction and non-fiction books.

Address: Shop no 15/A, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar, New Delhi

2. Midland Book Shop

Midland Book Shop is considered the Legendary Indie Book Store. Started in the year 1978 by Mirza Yaseen Baig. The family-run business takes pride in shaping and promoting Delhi’s reading culture. They have everything from history, fiction, non-fiction, crime, and biographies to signed copies.

Address: Hauz Khas Shop No.20, Aurobindo Palace Market, New Delhi

3. Bahrisons Booksellers

This is another Khan Market classic, established in 1953, continuing their legacy since then. From modern classics, magazines, journals, award-winning books and nominees, fiction and non-fiction, you’ll find everything here. There is something about these old-school bookstores that take you back to when books used to hold much significance, much more than they do now.

Address: Opp Main Gate, Khan Market, New Delhi

4. Oxford Bookstore

Situated alongside the famous Cha Bar, Oxford Bookstore is quite fancy, allowing you to grab a coffee while reading your favourite book. The aesthetics of this recently refurbished place are quite an eye candy, and the wide collection of books can easily keep you engaged for hours.

Address: N 81, Block N, Connaught Place, New Delhi

5. Om Book Shop

Having multiple options spread across Delhi-NCR, Om Book Shops is one of the most popular bookshops in the capital. Their huge collection of books, journals, and magazines belongs to almost all genres. Apart from books, you can find stationery of all types at Om Book Shop.

Address: DLF Promenade – Delhi

6. The Book Shop

The Book Shop was founded in 1970 in the posh area of Jor Bagh, Delhi and has featured in several national dallies like Indian Express, The Hindu, The Times of India and Business Standard. This bookshop hosts several book launches and interactive sessions for all book lovers throughout the year.

We hope the above list helped all the Bibliophiles out there find the best bookshops in Delhi.

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