The advent of online bookstores brought a whole new horizon of books at a single click in the comfort of your bed but scanning for books in the bookstores is an unparalleled experience altogether and no book lover will ever compromise on reading by using Kindle or another E-reading source.
Delhi is home to some cheapest books market where you could easily locate any sort of print media, be it first edition hardbacks, rare journals, books on history and fashion comics and children's magazines. But do not forget to hone your bargaining skills before you visit these street-side laid books market. The more you negotiate the better deal you will crack.
Now, it's time to take you on a virtual tour of all the famous Books markets in Delhi.
The iconic sunday book market Daryaganj in Delhi got shut in the month of July following the Delhi High Court's order but to a book lover's delight, the book bazaar has once again come to life. The market has moved to a new home at the Mahila Haat ground opposite Broadway Hotel near Delhi Gate metro station on Asaf Ali Road, Chandni Chowk. The market has been one of the best second-hand book markets in Delhi for decades now and if you are having a hard time locating some books, just come here.
If you hunt around this very old and famous Sunday books market in Delhi which is more than 50 years old, you might get your hand on some famous reads, first editions and even freaking signed copies! That's cool, right? If you call yourself a Bibliophile and never been to this market then make sure to plan a visit soon.
Any writer, any edition or any subject, you name it and the market shall offer you the same instantly. Perched amidst the heart of old Delhi, the lane was named Nai Sarak as it was a relatively new and broad road constructed during the British era. This whole street in Chandni Chowk is dedicated to only books and all kinds of stationery items.
The amazing fact about the shops here is that they not only provide books at heavy discounts but also give written assurances of buying back books at 50% of the textbooks. The market remains open every day except Sundays. Bargaining is the mantra here, so try getting off as much as you can.
This little shop residing in the middle of the little flea market of Connaught Place is one stop where you can both buy and sell books. Apart from getting your hands on new books and novels, you can ask for second-hand books also. The shop is a paradise for bibliophiles in the streets of Janpath Market. So, anyone who plans to exchange their old, used books for new ones, Janpath is the right place for you. Clear your bookshelves and replace your old books with new ones.
Connaught Place is amongst the best hangout destinations in Delhi. Along with decades-old bookstores, the place has a number of food outlets that satisfies your cravings after you get exhausted with your search for books.
Almost every genre of the book can be grabbed here that too at throw-away prices. So next time you are in Connaught place, do not forget to hit the shops in the lane adjacent to the PVR Plaza and another one on the roadside of F-Block.
Since Mukherjee Nagar is a hub of UPSC, SSC and Judiciary exam aspirants, the books market there is one such place where you could find any material related to Civil Service, PAC or any other Govt. Job exam. This is mainly a competitive exam books market but that does not mean other genres of books are not available here.