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Keep The Shelves Stocked By Visiting These Second Hand Bookstores In Hyderabad

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For bibliophiles, there’s no better place than the local bookstore. Endless shelves of stories, all at your eager fingertips. Agree? However, you would also not deny the fact that e-books have taken over the world of words and it has made it difficult to spend the hard-earned cash on real books. But no worries, second-hand bookshops are a perfect excuse to build a new bookshelf at minimal cost. 

So, all you book bugs, bookmark this list of bookstores and market that sell second-hand books at unfathomable prices.

Book Mark

The first on the list is Book Mark in Gachibowli. From second hand books to latest releases, they have it all under one roof. Once you step inside, you can see two floors. The ground floor is dedicated to new releases and the old ones, you can find it in the first floor.

Haziq & Mohi Rare Books

With space for just one person to walk through, the 400-sq-feet store is loaded with old books (Telugu, Farsi, French titles, among others) from floor to ceiling and was set up in the year 1972. The books are priced according to their age. If the book is only half a century old, you can buy it for INR 3,000 to INR Rs 5,000. Yes, it can be a bit pricey but it's worth the visit for history lovers.


E Babaiah Bookstall

Located in MG Road, this stall has the collection series of Hardy Boys and Famous Five/Secret Seven (literally, they have all the bachpan ka collection). The store is a mix of books from the '70s to the '90s, and then there are also current favourites. 

Sunday Abid's Book Market

The road starting from Taj Mahal Hotel all till the post office in Abids gets converted into a bustling market with roadside vendors selling a lot of items on Sundays. But amidst that, you can also find vendors selling books. The main one can be found in the complex that houses shops such as Kamal Watch Company. This complex and the lanes adjoining them transform into a true treasure trove for book lovers. It sells both new and second hand books in various languages. The ideal time to visit the market would be after 11.30 am.

Koti Book Market

Koti has always been a hub for second hand books. While the main focus of booksellers in this area is to sell academic books (because of the colleges around), many of the roadside sellers sell novels, magazines too. Also, many of them have been moved from the streets into an unused subway near Koti Women’s College. So the next time you are there, go to this hotspot for discovering books at a reasonable price.