Thrift Book Streets Across India Bookworms Should Visit

Waquar Habib

Daryaganj, Delhi

The Daryaganj Street of Old Delhi is a well-known pilgrimage for book enthusiasts. In its Sunday Book Market, you can find vendors selling a wide variety of old and secondhand books at affordable prices.

Daryaganj | kitabikeedaofficial/instagram

College Street, Kolkata

Also referred to as "Boi Para" (Book Street), College Street is one of India's most famous book markets, with a rich collection of old and rare books.

College Street | kitabikeedaofficial/instagram

Fort, Mumbai

Flora Fountain in Mumbai, often referred to as the "Flora Fountain Book Market," has several old bookstores and stalls. You can find a mix of academic, fiction, and rare books here.

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Blossom Book House, Bangalore

Blossom Book House on Church Street in Bangalore is a famous independent bookstore known for its collection of old and rare books.

Blossom Book House | lbbbangalore/instagram

Abids, Hyderabad

Abids in Hyderabad is home to several old bookstores where you can find a wide range of books, including vintage and out-of-print editions.

Abids, Hyderabad | gargichoudhury545/instagram

MG Road, Pune

MG Road in Pune has several bookstores and stalls that offer a variety of old books, especially academic and reference books.

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Nai Sarak, Delhi

Nai Sarak is a bustling market known for its collection of textbooks, academic materials, and stationery. It is a lifeline for students and scholars due to its affordable academic resources.

Nai Sarak | delhicyclewala/instagram

Landour Bazaar, Mussoorie

Landour Bazaar in Mussoorie is a book lover's haven, offering nostalgic bookstores filled with classics and local works. The place is also home to Indian literary giant, Ruskin Bond.

Cambridge Book Depot in Landour Bazaar | wutheringgrove/instagram

Gandhi Maidan, Patna

The area around Gandhi Maidan, Patna, is the top book haven in the city. You can find book ranging from fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction, and competitive exam books.

Gandhi Maidan book market | abookbyherside/instagram

Moore Market, Chennai

Near Chennai's Central Railway station, Moore Market is a hub for second-hand books. Here you can find books of an astounding range: classics, comics, fiction, non-fiction, biographies, and magazines.

Moore Market | saravanan_shankaran/instagram