6 Best Second Hand Book Stores In Delhi

Delhi, rightly touted as India’s best read city is a haven for budget book lovers. Just like Sarojini is the go to place for budget fashion, readers too have their own corners in the city to find the best of word’s worth. After all, why spend a fortune to get a coveted John Grisham when the same book can be found cheap, that too in excellent condition? Here is a list for all bibliophiles to mark into their shopping list to get their fill of book-shopping in the capital.

  1. 3 L Library

This shop is one of the largest and oldest stores to find second hand books with close to 20,000 books on sale under its roof since 1962. Novels of every genre can be found here and the price is as low as Rs 40-70. They also have a DVD collection for anyone wanting to live some old world charm.

Location: 49, Defence Colony Market, Block A

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

3 L Library


  1. Libra Book Shop

This shop stocks best engineering tutorials as well as a wide range of old books that can be bought dirt cheap. The store and its nearby areas are notorious for selling books at dirt-cheap prices between Rs 70-250. Put your bargaining skills to test here.

Location: New Sunehri Market, Atta, Sector 27, Noida

Nearest Metro Station: Sector 18

libra book store

  1. Ram Gopal Sharma and Sons

Patrons visit the place not just for the throwaway prices of second hand books but also for how proudly the old shopkeeper walks them through the vast collection. It is a special place for fans of Stephen King and John Grisham as their series can be found at half the MRP here.

Location: 44, Shankar Market, Connaught Place, New Delhi 

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk


  1. Nanda Book Services

Nanda is a place where old is certainly sold as gold. Their collection will make anyone buy more than they had come for and the fact that they accept cash as well as cards is an added bonus. The area around also stock some great titles. Be sure to bargain.

Location: Raja House, Nehru Place, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place


  1. Kitab Bhavan

This is a one stop shop in Daryaganj for anyone who wants good biographies or historical novels. The shopkeeper is a helpful person who will guide you through books like a charm. Good for people who want to just skim through the collection without wasting much time. Titles are available at an average price of Rs 100-150.

Location: 1784, Kalan Mahal, Darya Ganj, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar

kitab bhavan

  1. Daryaganj Book Market

When it comes to second hand books,the first name that pops up in every bibliophile’s mind is the Sunday Bazaar at Daryaganj. This is Delhi’s biggest book market that starts at sunrise and ends at sunset while selling books by the kilos at Rs 100-200.

Location: Streets of Daryaganj on Sundays

Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar


Another good place to find old books at wholesale rates is Connaught Place. Various vendors can be seen sitting on the pavement with their wares and one can find many novels here for a discounted price, though we do suggest against bargaining as the vendors do not take to it kindly.

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