With the show of hands, tell me how many of you like your coffee on the go and your books off the shelf? Although now that I think about it, let's put a pin on the coffee part for now and talk about books, shall we? I am not the one to read and tell, but life seems pretty wonderful in books.
While reading on tablets or phone is all cool and convenient but half the essence of those well-written stories lies in the physical being of that very page.
And what better place to experience the literary stimulation of thoughts and wisdom than in quaint little bookstores in most busy places in our city? However, with the current situation - it's way risky to go looking for your new escapade on your own.
Lucky for you, these local bookstores in Delhi NCR are bringing your picks to you. Here are 8 bookstores in Delhi delivering happiness.
1. Full Circle Bookstore
Delhi is blessed with two Full Circle Bookstores and three cafes run by them. Every time I find myself in Khan Market, there is no way I could ignore this green door with a room stacked with shelves and shelves of fictions, non-fiction, biographies, bestsellers. Heck, they even have a stationery haven at the back. You'd be happy to know that they are running deliveries through their website now. Keep adding your favourite picks in the cart and read away!
2. Midland Book Shop
A place that has heaps and heaps of wisdom for the dreamers, realists and kids alike. You can find Midland Bookshop in Hauz Khas, Janpath, South Ex and Gurgaon. Place your order via Instagram DM, WhatsApp or their website.
Contact: +91 98182 82497
3. Rajkamal Prakashan Pvt. Ltd.
Located in the bustling streets filled with scrumptious food - Daryaganj - this bookstore is a sweet spot for Hindi and Urdu literature enthusiasts. These people have kept our country's finest literary experiences stacked on indefinite shelves. A store that is 7 decades old has to smell like wisdom and enlightenment. And the good news is, with regular sanitization and disinfections they're happily delivering books. Just browse through their website and enjoy!
4. Bahrisons Bookseller
This 67-year-old family-run bookshop is a retreat for every book lover. Shelves taller than two grown men, this bookstore is full of texts written by authors from around the world. And even if you can't make it there, don't worry, these guys are delivering books right at your doorstep. Place your order from their official website or keep swiping left for the contact details for your area.
5. May Day Bookstore & Cafe
Resting in the Shadipur area of Delhi, this bookstore & cafe is the brainchild of an enthusiastic group of theatre artists. Cosy and spacious, this store has books about art, literature, the world and politics. So if you are deep into the political hole, this bookstore might contain every text you need. Other than this, Mayday Bookstore is also known to conduct interactive workshops, vibrant performances, book launches and group readings. For now, concentrate on the news - order your favourite book through their website.
6. Kool Skool
A very popular children's bookstore in Gurgaon is not just a basic trail of picture books or stories by Enid Blyton but a one-stop shop for kids who love to read. You can find a variety of books for children of all ages and not just the classics but the new ones as well. Now for the good news. Order books from Kool Skool's website around the clock and you get free shipping for the order above Rs 500.
Contact: +91 98103 83696
7. The Bookshop JB
One of Delhi's iconic bookstores is now open for light browsing and delivery. The store will be open only on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 AM to 4 PM every week. If going out isn't a convenience, fret not, you can get books delivered at home. Either give them a call on the given contact numbers or DM them on their Instagram handle.
Contact: +011 2469 7102
8. Om Book Shop
Om Book Shop isn't just an inventory of books from different genres and stationery items at affordable in Delhi, it's a pan-India literary venture delivering books around the country. Start placing your orders on their website or on the contact details given below. Yes, yes... you're welcome!
Contact: +91 9711222333
Take your favourite pick from the best bookstores in Delhi and order them online.