Pick A Book, Any Book: Our Top 5 Favourite Bookstores In Colaba

You know what's better than reading books for bibliophiles? Shopping for novels, hunting down and finally getting your hands on a rare book from your favourite author or simply strolling through bookstores. And to be honest, one of our favourite places in the city to shop for books is in the artistic and beautiful Colaba. 

We list out our go-to and favourite bookstores in that part of the city. 

Janata Book Depot

Janata Book Depot in Colaba has been around for years, and a is a one-stop-shop for those hoarding college books. From English to History, to even engineering books, this is where you get your fix. Sniff away, we say. They generally have new college books and all the latest editions as well.

Book Stores

Janata Book Depot

Shop 5, Gala House, Lala Nigam Road, Colaba, Mumbai

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Vora Book House

Vora Book House has been in Colaba for more than a decade now. They have books spanning all academic genres. From accountancy to biology, engineering, history and so many more. In fact, you can check their website as well and buy the books off there.

We’ve been told you can also return the books post an academic session is over (obviously for half the price).

Book Stores

Vora Book House

Jolly Bhavan 1, Ground Floor, 12, Vitthaldas Thackersey Marg, Churchgate, Mumbai

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Art & Design Bookstore

Art & Design Bookstore in Colaba is a hidden gem. It’s a bookstore dedicated purely to architecture and design books – so all the students studying these subjects, you know where to go.

The bookstore in itself is a beautiful space – even if you don’t want to pick up something, you can walk in and check out the well-stocked racks, and glossy books. If you’re looking for international design magazines, or a specific book by your favourite designer, ask them. Some of the popular books like Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh, Anish Kapoor’s sculptures and Tadao Ando’s details, and more rest here.

Book Stores

Art & Design Book Store

Ram Nimi Building, 104, Mandlik Road, Colaba, Mumbai

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Super Book House

Super Book House in Colaba is another great place for you to get your new academic books. There’s something for everyone – urban planning, architecture and design, transportation, fashion, textiles apart from regular subjects like Hindi, Sanskrit and so on. They also have an extremely active Facebook page wherein they have super saver deals on the books that are not available at their store.

#LBBTip: You can reserve books over the phone, just call them up in advance. They will reserve it for you for 24 to 48 hours.

Ideas Books

If you're a fan of reading books from authors across the globe, Ideas books brings just that under one roof. From digital marketing and graphic designing to textile designing and photography - they've got an array of genre for you to choose from. The best part? They're happy to take orders over the phone too.  And if they don't have a particular book in stock, they'll try their best to hunt it down for you. 
Book Stores

Ideas The Designers Bookshop

Doli Chamber, 1st Floor, Near Strand Cinema, Colaba, Mumbai

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