Bookworms, Here Are Libraries In Pune That Can Be Your Safe Haven

Divya posted on 21 June

Ten-Second Takeaway

Any good book lover knows, that reading a book is like living it. A good book can take you places, make you feel things you never knew you were capable of, and always love you back. Here are a handful of libraries in Pune, to help you unleash your imagination.

JustBooks CLC

JustBooks tout themselves as ‘India’s largest community library chain’ {CLC}. With 12 locations across Pune, they offer a handful of membership plans for every reader. In addition, you can sign up to be a member online, and have your books delivered and collected at your door. From English to Norwegian, periodicals to magazines, Tinkle Digest to Jamie Oliver, Agatha Christie to Oscar Wilde – and everything in between; you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Membership Fee: Between INR. 300 – INR. 360 per month, or INR. 999 for 3 months {depending on the membership plan} + a registration fee and refundable security deposit.

Phoenix Library

Estd. in 1959 by book-lover JN Ponda, Phoenix Library is famous for the way they present their books. Inside the cover of every book are attached magazine and newspaper clippings relating to the author, subject, or title of the book, that Mr. Ponda himself has collected over the years. Fiction, biographies, science, general knowledge, travel, wildlife, humour, cooking, are just a few of the genres covered at Phoenix Library. For the ultra-nerdy, they even have back-issues of National Geographic and LIFE Magazine! The unique library is also featured in the Limca Book of Records under ‘Only Library with Clippings in Books’.


727, Kumthekar Road, Opp. Sadashiv Post Office, Sadashiv Peth, Pune

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Bookaholic Library

Started by a retired couple from Mangalore – Bookaholic Library aims to encourage reading habits for people of all ages. Mr. Fernandes, the owner, says that profit is not the motive – just a love for books. Nestled in the heart of busy Kalyani Nagar, Bookaholic Library stocks all types of genres from romance to motivational, fiction, business, biographies, comics, magazines et al. The space isn’t big enough to sit around and read, but there’s no limit on how many books you can borrow at a time. For a reasonable membership fee per month, it sounds like a superb deal to us!

Membership: INR 200 monthly and INR 300 deposit refundable


Sai Nagri Society, A-2, Near Nagarwala School, Kalyani Nagar, Pune

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