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Find The Book You've Been Looking For In Dirt Cheap Prices At These Best Book Markets In Delhi

By Sanjay Gouda

Updated - June 26, 2021 3 min read

Discovering hidden bookstores, novel kiosks, and libraries are some of the biggest joys of true-blue book lovers. And while many of us have the luxury of buying new copies of the latest books online, scanning for books in bookstores is another experience altogether. You might not know that Delhi is blessed with many such markets that are solely dedicated to selling and lending second-hand books. From first edition hardbacks, rare journals, books on Marxism and fashion to comics and children’s books, these markets have a collection that can put any online bookstore to shame. We have carefully listed 4 such Best Book Markets in Delhi that are sure to please any real bibliophile. Good luck with finding a rare catch, and Happy Reading!


1. Shankar Market


Book enthusiasts, listen up, you can either buy or borrow books here at Ram Gopal Sharma & Sons, that is a very well known bookstore located in Shankar Market. This bookstore is especially famous amongst thriller genre fans, they sell the likes of Dan Brown, Stephen King, John Grisham and also others like them in just Rs. 100 to Rs. 200. Shankar Market is one of the oldest local markets in Delhi. Sharma Book Depot’ & ‘Piccadilly’ offer a wide range of fiction & nonfiction books for Rs 100-200 only. You can also sell your second-hand books here


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How To Reach: Get down at the Barakhamba Metro Station, jump and you are here. 
Timings: 11 am to 8 pm


2. Connaught Place


When in Connaught Place, hit the F-block and the lanes adjacent to PVR Plaza. Looking for books as cheap as 80 Rs. and the maximum the price goes to Rs. 200. This has been the favored book destination for a million book lovers over decades. 


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How To Reach: The nearest metro station is Rajiv Chowk, reach there and walk to f block. 
Timings: 10 am to 8:30 pm
Closed On: Sundays



3. Nai Sarak


This market will not disappoint you as this is an old favorite 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. You'll be able to find any and all books here. 


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How To Reach: Take the metro to Chandni Chowk and then take a rickshaw to cover the 1 km to Nai Sarak. 
Timings: 11:30 am to 6 pm. Open all days except Sundays


4. Janpath


Buying books off the streets rather than off stores has its own charm. Plus, there's an added advantage of the books being cheap. But check out bargain bookstore in Janpath, that gives you 3 books at the price of one. This bookstore specializes in second-hand books and depending on the time of the year, has different discount offers. And if you return a book you bought from them, they even knock off half the price.


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How To Reach: Take a metro to Rajiv Chowk metro station and get down at gate no. 5
Timings: 11 am to 8 pm - Shut on Sundays



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