Books in Panaji

Singbal’s Book House

On the corner opposite Panaji’s main church, Singbal’s has an excellent selection of international magazines and newspapers, and lots of books on Goa and travel.
Charity Shop in Colva

Goa Animal Welfare Trust Shop

The Goa Animal Welfare Trust shop, next door to Leda Lounge, is a charity shop with secondhand books and souvenirs. All proceeds go toward helping out Goa’s four-legged friends and the staff are happy to chat about …
Books in Mapusa

Other India Bookstore

This friendly and rewarding little bookshop, at the end of an improbable, dingy corridor, specialises in books about Goa and India with a focus on spirituality, environment, politics and travel. It’s signposted near…
Books in Vagator & Chapora

Rainbow Bookshop

Long-running shop stocking a good range of secondhand and new books.
Market in Anjuna

Anjuna Flea Market

Anjuna’s weekly Wednesday flea market is as much part of the Goan experience as a day on the beach. More than three decades ago, it was conceived and created by hippies smoking jumbo joints, convening to compare exp…
Souvenirs in Candolim, Sinquerim & Fort Aguada


Popular nationwide chain selling fair-trade bed and table linens, home furnishings, clothes, jewellery and toiletries. Fabindia makes for a great, colourful browse, and is perfect for picking up high-end gifts or tr…
Supermarket in Candolim, Sinquerim & Fort Aguada


If you’re desperately missing Edam cheese or Pot Noodles, or just want to do some self-catering, Newton’s is Goa’s biggest supermarket. There’s a good line in toiletries, wines, children’s toys and luxury food items…
Design in Candolim, Sinquerim & Fort Aguada


Offering cool, functional items dreamed up by a Swiss expat team, this is the place to invest in a natural-form-inspired lamp, mirror or dining table, to add a twist of streamlined India to your pad back home.
Clothing in Panaji


A boutique carrying local labels such as Horn Ok Please, Hidden Harmony and Free Falling, Sosa’s is among the best places in Panaji to source upscale Indian fashion.
Market in Mapusa

Mapusa Market

The Mapusa market goes about its business all days except Sunday, but it really gets going on Friday morning. It’s a raucous affair that attracts vendors and shoppers from all over Goa, with an entirely different vi…