These 6 Places Sell Secondhand Books At Dirt Cheap Prices

Tushar posted on 17 May

Be it a captivating thriller, a mysterious sci-fi novel, or an enlightening biography, books are an immersive wonderland unparalleled by any other form of media. So, if you’ve been looking to stock up on your favourite titles (but don’t want to end up broke), check out these places for inexpensive reading material.

May Day Bookstore

A multi-genre bookstore in the busy lanes of Patel Nagar, May Day has bookshelves stacked with great titles. They curate their selection of secondhand books really well, and that’s what keeps us going back. While the bookstore is situated in a place where profits might be harder to come by, the owner wanted to build a reading community instead of raking in cash {a big salute to them!}.


2254/2-A, Ground Floor, Shadi Khampur, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi

Arora Book Shop

This Hauz Khas bookstore stocks your favourite Sidney Sheldon, Mills & Boons and Harry Potter titles starting at just INR 50. They’ll also return a fraction of your payment if you return the book—it doesn’t get cheaper than that, of course. We’d reinvest that in a second book, and we recommend you stock up your bookshelf too.

Book Stores

D.A.V. School Building, Yusuf Sarai, Main Market, Aurobindo Marg, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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A virtual store as good as any of its physical counterparts, Bookthela will deliver massively discounted books to your doorstep. Since it’s an e-store, it’s highly segmented into genres, which makes it even easier to get your hands on your next read. Titles here start at as low as INR 90.

Pen And Parchment

Delivering all over the country, Pen And Parchment has got titles starting at INR 45 (although the in-demand ones might cost a little more). They’ve got classics, fiction, adventure, mystery, non-fiction–the works. Make some space in your bookshelf and raid this site, we say.

Bookish Santa

If you wish Santa was better with gifts and would just get you a book or two, you’d better head to Bookish Santa. The Elves here inspect all of the secondhand books thoroughly before delivering them to your door (so they’re as good as new). They’ve got a massive repository of titles, starting as low as INR 139.

Buy Secondhand Book

No, don’t get confused by that subhead. This website is literally called Buy Secondhand Book. From joke books to biographies to photography tips, they’ve got it all. While you might not find the latest releases here, you’re bound to stumble upon a gem from your childhood.