Books are a man’s best friend. And, you thought the dogs are? Well, that is true as well. But, with books you not just find a companion, you also get transitioned to a wonderland- a land of butterflies and castles, spirits and demons, adventures and romance. Books make for wholesome entertainment! With the advent of Tablets and Kindles, the virtual world has almost killed the enthusiasm of holding a freshly printed book and the romance of smelling the folds of a book off the shelf, is almost lost. But there are still many book lovers that prefer the hard copy than its expensive avatars. Gurgaon has a lot of book stores where you can make fresh copies of your favourite books available for yourself or for gifting. Believe me; gifting a book is still one of the topmost gifting ideas! Having said that, here we have a few bookstores listed out that you must visit. We know this, since it is not only a well-known name but it’s also offers the largest variety of books off its shelf. Fiction, Non Fiction, Thriller, Romance, Psychology, Parenting, Self-help, Cooking, Baking, Children’s and a whole lot of sections are created for ease and comfort of the book lover. For frequent buyers there is a loyalty card program as well here one can collect redeemable points. Address: G 13-16, MGF Metropolitan Mall Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, Gurgaon Contact: 0124 – 4015585 Address: F 111 First Floor, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon Contact: 0124 – 4665516/19 Quill And Canvas is that quaint little bookstore that initially opened up their doors in the last decade at DLF Galleria and has now opened their new store at South Point Mall. The store holds a large variety of books and with the ambience of the store it is the classics that you first lay your eyes on. Of course, the other sections are as enticing. Beautifully curated and kept, the store also offers other art related supplies. Address: Store 2: 122 DLF South Point Mall, DLF 5, Gurgaon Contact: 98181 89604 – Shobha, 0124-4050306; 0124-2574416; 0124-2574416
Jain Book Agency has a lineage in bookstores across NCR. Their store here in Gurgaon carries that lineage from Connaught Place to Golf Course Road. The store primarily caters to all the books-related needs of the business house, exporters, corporates, lawyers, professionals, politicians, importers, economists, sociologists, students and other individuals at the same time. Additionally, it offers all types of statutory forms, registers and stationery, prescribed under various Indian laws, required in day-to-day business. Address: 12, Center Plaza Mall, Golf Course Road, Sector 53, Gurgaon Contact: 91-124-404-2665, 414-2665
New Midland Book Shop A small little place in Arjun Marg market, this one also has a whole variety of books. The only concern may be that you cannot easily scroll through the sections. It is easier if you know the name of the book that you are looking and they will produce it for you from nowhere. From coffee table books to literature architecture to history, fiction to fantasy, thrillers to romance they cover almost every genre of the books. Address: C 102, Arjun Marg, DLF Phase 1 Shopping Mall, Gurgaon Contact: 0124 438 0599, 9310523999
Teksons Book Shop Teksons Book Shop is another very popular bookstore that has been in the business of books for many decades. All kinds of books are available here as well. You can be sure that the books that are possibly unavailable elsewhere would be found here as they not only keep fresh stock but all have a wide variety of classics and vintage releases. Address: DLF Mega Mall, 262A, Mega Mall, DLF City, DLF Phase 1, Gurgaon Contact: 0124 438 1272, 9810744887 Address: Galleria Market, Dlf City Phase IV Gurgaon, Dlf PH-IV, Gurgaon Contact: (91)-124-4041607
Books N More A whole range of books are available here. Apart from the books they also offer a wide variety of toys and games to stimulate the young minds. The store also offers library services and you can rent books as well against a nominal charge. Address: #A-130, Ground Floor, Supermart 1, Phase 4, Dlf City, Gurgaon Contact: 0124 – 4042187
Kool Skool A tiny place in DLF Phase I, from the outside it looks like any ordinary store but the kind of variety of books that is available here is impressive. Not only do you patiently get to check the back covers of the books and select accordingly, but you also get suggested some of the best books that are there in the market. The gentleman at the counter is well read so he often suggests some really interesting reads. Address: Qutub Plaza Market, D-3, DLF Phase 1, Sikanderpur Ghosi, Gurgaon Contact: 0124 646 5388 It is but a fact that as soon as you hold a book and sit by the window sill, your whole world gets restricted to the few pages you are holding in your hands. The magic begins when those few pages open up a whole new world of possibilities. Your mind opens up to stories that are and can be. Indeed books are your best friends because you can confide in them like you can in no other.