Ten-second takeaway

Books of different genres, stationery, gifts, movie DVDs and multimedia accessories {and more}, all under one roof? Sapna Book House is indeed India’s largest book mall!

For the record

If it’s your first time to the iconic Sapna Book House, be prepared to be surprised. It’s not just shelves of books that you will find. From pens to sports equipment, there’s quite a lot to keep you browsing. And this stands true for all the eight outlets across the city {most of them with two floors}, making it a familiar landmark. For an establishment that started off by selling books from a paan shop {yes, that’s how the founder, Suresh Shah began the popular chain in 1967} and was later named India’s largest book mall, that’s definitely no simple feat.

More than books

After you’re done stocking up on stationery {you can’t ignore their assortment of notebooks}, check out their collection of pouches, clutches, jute bags, sling bags and backpacks. If that doesn’t hold your attention, there’s always the gifts section with greeting cards, coffee mugs, showpieces and funky clocks. Still not interested? Did we mention they also offer snacks? Think chocolates, candies and chips to munch on while you read. Gadget freaks can browse through headphones, phone cases and other accessories while movie or music enthusiasts have shelves of DVDs and audio CDs {chartbusters to classics, they have it all} to keep them busy. Outdoor sports equipment, board games, toys, and arts and crafts materials also find a place here.

Book lovers, ahoy! 

Devoting an entire floor for tomes of all genres, the place might just make you want to spend an entire day {or two} there. That’s probably how long you would take to browse through the neatly-arranged shelves of new arrivals, fiction and all-time favourite classics {everything from Jules Verne to Franz Kafka} before turning to books on business, self-help and health, and biographies. Students have enough options among the school texts, guides and reference books stocked here. Oh, and you can let your little ones choose from works by Roald Dahl or Enid Blyton, among others. Don’t leave without checking out their comics section, where you’ll find Tintin, Phantom, Batman, Captain America and Chhota Bheem vying for your attention.

Find a Sapna Book House near you here.

When: 10.30am-8.30pm

Price: INR 100 upwards

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here to shop online.