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Jayanagar Has A Used Bookstore You Probably Didn't Know About & It Operates Out Of A Godown

    Jayanagar, Bangalore


    Giving those real garage sale vibes and crazy book deals is the godown of this book store. Jayanagar folks {and rest of Bangalore}, say hello to Book Bonanza.

    Finders Keepers

    Racks, cartons, and gunny sacks are what you will find at this dusty and dimly lit godown. But don’t let those bother you {unless you have serious dust allergy}. Books are straight up fiction, non-fiction, children’s literature, dictionaries, self-help books, biographies, educational books, coffee table books and more. And finding a gem amongst these really depends on how well you can snoop around. Maybe it’s time you put all those hours you spent at Blossom to test here.

    On the surface level, you are likely to spot a lot of fantasy genre dominating the racks {Twilight, Eragon, and more} though the Harry Potter series seems to be missing from the lot. Look past all that and you will find there’s enough of gems hidden away starting with good condition copies of classical authors we love such as Joseph Conrad, the Bronte sisters, Sir Walter Scott, and Shakespeare. But we know classics aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, so don’t worry Stieg Larsson, Stephen King, Haruki Murakami, Gerald Durrell, and more, have a place here. But you got to dig deep to find what you are looking for.

    For The Coffee Table

    Surprisingly it’s the bunch of casual reads section that we found ourselves spending a lot of time. Now, encyclopedias aren’t always the best books to pick up and read, but for those looking for these, you will happy to know that they have everything from Encyclopedia Britannica to Children’s Encyclopedia {which, by the way, has amazing art work} stocked up in multiple copies.

    The racks where these books are kept are a secret trove in itself. The last time we were here, we found a bunch of books of animal husbandry {yeah, you read that right}, racehorses, and a whole lot of collection of books of birds, reptiles, snakes, and what not. Amongst these expect to find books on The Vatican, Renaissance, Art, History, and autobiographies and biographies of anyone and everyone, from David Beckham to Steve Jobs. Oh, and did we tell you that you can also find an extensive collection of dictionaries as well? French, German, Spanish and Italian are what you need to be looking for if you are planning that long due Eurotrip.

    Browsing Around

    Now, the books here are sold by weight and individual prices, with us giving major thumbs up to the former option. The prices vary with the coffee table books starting at INR 200 per kilo, while novels and fiction are priced between INR 80 and INR 300 apiece.

    The godown is located on 3rd Cross of Someshwaranagar in Jayanagar 1st Block. Your marker is the NIMHANS Water Tank. They are currently setting up their new bookstore in Jayanagar, so till then, they will operate out of this godown.

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    Be sure to call before you head to this place as even though it’s open seven days a week, there are chances it might be closed on the off chance.

      Jayanagar, Bangalore