Top Choice Books in Gangtok

Rachna Books

Gangtok's 'alternative cultural hub' as well as the city’s best-stocked and most convivial bookshop, Rachna also has a three-room B&B (rooms ₹1500 to ₹1900) and a jazzy little cafe serving French-press and filte…
Top Choice Books in Chennai


Open since 1844, this grand white building is reckoned to be India's oldest bookshop. It has a brilliant English-language selection, including travel and fiction books, and a good range of maps.
Books in Kolkata

Oxford Bookstore

This is an excellent full-range bookshop that sells a variety of titles, including an impressive catalogue of coffee-table books on India. It stocks Lonely Planet guides and the indispensable Calcutta Walks Tourist …
Books in Delhi

Full Circle Bookstore

One of Delhi’s best bookshops, with racks of specialist books on the city, plus novels and kids’ books. Relaxing Café Turtle is upstairs. There are Full Circle branches at N-Block Market and Nizamuddin East.
Books in Kolkata

Seagull Bookstore

Seagull is a special-interest bookstore with a niche built around academia, art, media, humanities, regional politics and social sciences. It also publishes a select catalogue of fiction, nonfiction and coffee-table…
Books in Jaipur


Crossword is an excellent bookshop with all sorts of fiction and nonfiction, including the latest best sellers, pictorial books and books on Indian history. Music CDs and DVDs are also available. There is a cafe and…
Books in Delhi


This is one of Khan Market's wonderful bookshops, with loads of the latest fiction and books on India, plus knowledgable staff. They also have a branch devoted to children's books nearby.
Books in Delhi

Full Circle Bookstore

Excellent bookshop, with a great range of fiction and non-fiction books in English, and the Café Turtle for reviving tea and cake.
Books in Delhi


Hidden in a back lane (ask around), Timeless has a devoted following for its quality coffee-table books on topics from Indian textiles to architecture.
Books in Bengaluru

Goobe’s Book Republic

Great little bookshop selling new and secondhand, cult and mainstream books and comics. Run by informed, helpful staff.