Books in Margao

Golden Heart Emporium

One of Goa’s best bookshops, Golden Heart is crammed from floor to ceiling with fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and illustrated volumes on the state’s food, architecture and history. It also stocks otherwise …
Books in Palolem

Butterfly Book Shop

The best of several good bookshops in town, this cosy place stocks best sellers, classics, and a good range of books on yoga, meditation and spirituality. This is also the contact for yoga classes and cooking course…
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 …
Boutique in Patnem


This small boutique shop back from Patnem Beach stocks handicrafts, textiles, antiques and clothing sourced from all over India by the expat owner, as well as locally made pieces. Individual, hand-picked and interes…
Market in Margao

MMC New Market

Margao’s crowded, covered canopy of colourful stalls is a fun but busy place to wander around, sniffing spices, sampling soaps and browsing the household merchandise.