5 Best Book Markets in Delhi NCR

Listed below are five of the best book markets in Delhi NCR. They have been designated this rank because of the availability of a varied quantity of books and the low price at which they are sold. So, these places are a must-visit for anyone who is on the lookout to buy new books at a cheaper price.

Connaught Place

Connaught Place is a favourite destination for many book lovers. There are a large number of books available in several genres. Moreover, the cost of each of these books is quite cheap. They vary from around rupees 800 to rupees 200. The places to find these book stores are in the F Block and the lane adjacent to PVR Plaza.

It is easy to reach this market. All we need to do is use the Rajiv Chowk metro station and take a stroll to F Block. It generally stays open from around 10:30 am to 8:30 pm. It is open on nearly all the days of the week except on Sundays.

Nai Sarak

This book derives its name from the fact that it was a relatively new and broader road compared to other roads during its time. It was built by the British. This book market is a favorite among Delhiites even today and is perhaps one of the oldest favorite book markets.

This market sells anything and everything related to reading and writing. Different books under different genres are available here. Moreover, there is a large variety of stationery available in the market. Moreover, you can sell books here and get a payment of 50% of the original value.

It is very easy to reach the market. All we need to do is use the metro service to Chandni Chowk. From there to Nai Sarak is a distance of around 1 km. We can either walk or take a rickshaw from Chandni Chowk to Nai Sarak. The market stays open from around 11:30 am to around 6 pm. Moreover, it is open on nearly all the days of the week except on Sundays.


Janpath boasts of a little book store right amid its flea market. It is the favorite of the regulars at Janpath. This bookstore increases its charm by offering mouth-watering prices and discounts.

Both new and old or second handbooks are available in this tiny bookstore. You can sell your old books here and also have the option of exchanging your old books with new ones. Moreover, the bargain prices attract a lot of customers. You have the benefit of buying three books at the price of one if it is your lucky day. Furthermore, if a book bought from them is returned to them, you get half the price. It is a market to visit if you’re looking to fill your bookshelves.

Reaching this market is quite easy. All we need to do is avail of the metro service till Chandni Chowk and get down at gate no. 5. This market is generally open from around 11 am to 8 pm. The market is open on all days of the week except on Sundays.

If you are staying away from crowded places during Covid times, you can opt for audiobooks or audiobook summaries while staying at home.

Shankar Market

Shankar market, which is one of the oldest local markets in Delhi, boasts a few bookstores that are every book lover’s delights. One of these famous book stores is Ram Gopal Sharma and Sons. This book store allows people to buy at a low cost and even gives regular customers the added advantage of borrowing books. This policy of theirs has made them a fan favorite and this place is always filled with a throng of book lovers.

Moreover, they boast in having a massive collection when it comes to the Thriller genre and sells books of reputed authors like John Grisham, Stephen King, Dan Brown amongst many others. The books are available at a very low cost which rarely goes beyond 200 rupees.

There are also other book stores like ‘Picadilly’ and ‘Sharma Book Depot’ which also provide a wide variety of books and at a very low price. Moreover, we can also sell second handbooks there.

This place is easily accessible. All we need to do is take the metro to Barakhamba and you reach the place. This store generally stays open from 11 am to 8 pm.

Daryaganj Book Market

Daryaganj book market is a weekly market that holds only on Sundays. This is a book paradise as book vendors sell their books on the streets and around two km stretch of street is filled with books. Nearly every topic and genre under the sun can be found in this market. Moreover, it also boasts a good collection of rare books and provides the most amazing deals.

This place can be easily accessed by metro either through Chandni Chowk or Chawri Bazar. Then, we can take a rickshaw to the Daryaganj market.

You can also browse through free book summaries if it’s difficult to step out in these testing times. Listening to free book summaries can save your time without burning a hole in your pocket.

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