Books take you to places when you cant travel. So in the middle of a pandemic, Here’s a list of Book Markets in Delhi to satisfy your soul and mind.
The odd thing about people who love books is how they always want more. And like you know we care about what you need, we have got you a list of book markets in Delhi. So, book hoarders, let the book hunting begin!
1. Connaught Place Book Market
Visit Connaught Place, Central Delhi’s colonial-era shopping district. Head to the F–block and the lanes adjacent to PVR Plaza in Connaught Place. Next time you get a chance to go savour your tastebuds in CP, also visit this book market and get your hands on the books selling by the streets.
How to reach: The nearest metro station is Rajiv Chowk, reach there and walk to F block.
2. Mukherjee Nagar Book Market
Mukherjee Nagar is a prominent commercial location for hundreds of private institutions that provide coaching for UPSC, SSC, and Judiciary entrance exams. This is mainly a competitive exam books market, but all genres of books are available here.
How to reach: Get down at GTB Nagar Metro Station, walk down or take a rickshaw.
3. Janpath Book Market
Janpath is one of the best second-hand book markets in Delhi and also offers a wide range of novels. Shops in Janpath are a great place to buy an old collection of books. So if you are looking forward to adding books to your bookshelf, Janpath is the place you should direct to.
How to reach: Take a metro to Rajiv Chowk metro station and get down at gate no. 5
4. Vasant Vihar Book Market
The book shops in Vasant Vihar are among the cheap Book Markets in Delhi that offer plenty of books all at a very low price rate. Here you can find discounted new books as well as second-hand books.
How to reach: Get down at the Vasant vihar metro station and take a rickshaw.
5. Nai Sarak Book Market
This market will not disappoint you as this is an old favourite among Delhites. It’s called the Nai Sarak because it is a relatively new and broad road constructed by the Britishers. You can find books and stationery items here that are really cool.
How to reach: Take the metro to Chandni Chowk and then take a rickshaw to cover the 1 km to Nai Sarak.
6. Daryaganj Book Market
Daryaganj is a major commercial hub in Old Delhi and is most famous for the Sunday Book Market. You need to go early in the morning to get the best books that sellers have to offer—the good ones disappear pretty quickly. As you walk along the pavement, you will find so much more than just books. Old coins, stationery, trinkets, and even clothes are for sale here.
How to reach: The nearest metro station is either Chandni Chowk or Chawri Bazaar. You can take a rickshaw from either.
7. Shankar Market
This is another place which remains crowded with book lovers. The bookstores not only sell but also lend books to the readers. Famous bookstores in Shankar Market are – Ram Gopal Sharma & Sons and Sharma Book Depot.
How to reach: Get down at the Barakhamba Metro Station, jump and you are here.
So gear up, sharpen your bargaining skills and get ready to restock your bookshelves.