10 Iconic Bookstores in Delhi

Do you still enjoy reading physical books from nearby bookstores? If you are an old soul who still loves reading physical books, then this article is specifically for you. Visiting bookstores and purchasing physical books has an old-world charm to it.

We have prepared a list of Iconic bookstores to visit if you want to bring out a true book lover in you:

CMYK Bookstore

This bookstore is India’s first and only chain of  bookstores that focuses on creative arts, design, architecture, food and stationery. It is located at M Block market, Greater Kailash. This bookstore is home to over 20,000 books of various categories including art, architecture, fashion, design, jewellery, travel, gardening, specialty cookbooks, fashion, lifestyle. The bookstore also comprises an array of various fiction, non-fiction, biography etc.

CMYK’s other chain bookstores are located in Jaipur, Chennai, Mumbai, and Puducherry

Bahrisons Booksellers

Bahrisons booksellers was established in 1953 and is a family led bookshop which is located at Khan Market. The store has an intriguing story behind it. This bookstore contains literally all the books from greatest classics to best fiction and nonfiction books.

You can visit the store anytime between 10:30 am to 8pm.

Faqir Chand and Sons

This is one of the best bookstores in Delhi  to satiate the book hunger in you. This store contains every book you are looking for ranging from old to new, rare to trending, classics, bestsellers. The store contains books from literally every genre. The store opens for 10 hours everyday. 


Another bookstore that is a must visit in Delhi. It is located at  Select Citywalk, Saket. The store is a home to all genres of books such as cookbooks, mystery and crime novels. It also contains other genres ranging from fiction to nonfiction, from popular ones to hidden gems. If you are looking for a book that is not available in the store, they will try their best to purchase it from the publisher.

The bookstore opens for nine hours everyday. You can visit the store between 10:30 am to 7:30 pm.

Oxford Bookstore

Have you ever been to a book paradise? Or do you know what a book paradise looks like? If you are looking to visit  a book paradise, then end your search and look no further because the store is right here in the heart of New Delhi. The store goes by the name of Oxford Bookstore. It is located at Cannaught Place and is famous for its beautiful infrastructure and wide variety of books from all genres.

Midland Book Shop

Midland book shop is one of the highly recommended book shops in Aurobindo market,Hauz Khas. It contains various categories of books. Some of them are fiction, nonfiction, crime, classic, biography and history.

If you want to visit the store, then you go in between 10:30 am and 8:30 pm.

Chapter 101

Chapter 101 is another iconic bookstore that should be visited by every book lover at least once. It is located at DLF Phase 5, Gurgaon and offers a wide variety of books to choose from. You can find first copy editions of many classics and rare books at this store.

The bookstore opens for only eight hours everyday.

Full Circle Bookstore

Full Circle Bookstore and Cafe Turtle is located at Khan Market. It is an independent, family run bookstore and cafe which is a very famous and beautiful  hangout spot. The store offers reading space while the cafe is meant for eating, chilling and casual reading.

You can visit the store anytime from 10am to 8pm.

Mayday Bookstore and cafe

If you are on the lookout for more left wing dominated books, then this is the place for you. The bookstore is Delhi’s only left wing bookstore. Mayday bookstore and cafe is always in search of new, fearless and independent writers. The cafe was intentionally  launched on May 1 on the occasion of International labour Day in order to celebrate our workforce.

Another noticeable feature of this bookstore and cafe is the pay what you like feature. The bookstore opens at 10:30 in the morning and closes at 7:30 in the evening.

People Tree Bookstore

The title defines the story behind this bookstore. People Tree was a tree that eventually became a shop. It is a place that celebrates creativity and promotes handmade art products. It is a meeting place for art, commerce and madness. This beautiful tree store is located at Connaught Place which is popularly known as the heart of Delhi.

It is one of the favorite hangout spots for book lovers in Delhi. They come here to read, enjoy, laugh, draw and inspire.

If you are planning to visit the store in person, then remember that you can visit between 11:30 am to 7:30 pm.

Manoj Upadhyay

Manoj Upadhyay, a digital marketer by profession, believe in just that! I cherish each aspect of life, which has driven me to the idea of my blogging website, So Here i am to share information with all of you.

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