Mountain Reading, Anyone? 7 Bookstores In The Himalayas All Bibliophiles Must Visit Once

Calling all bookworms!

by Nikitha Sebastian
Mountain Reading, Anyone? 7 Bookstores In The Himalayas All Bibliophiles Must Visit Once

Prepare to embark on a literary expedition, where hidden gems and historical haunts await. From cosy nooks with crackling fireplaces to vibrant hubs buzzing with events, there’s a Himalaya bookstore haven for every bibliophile.

Check Out These 8 Himalaya Bookstores

1. Bookworm, McLeod Ganj

Nestled amidst the spiritual haven of McLeod Ganj, Bookworm is a haven for travellers and bookworms alike. Explore their curated selection of travelogues, spiritual texts, and international literature, perfect for fuelling your wanderlust.

2. Rachna Bookhouse, Gangtok


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Nestled amidst the stunning Himalayas, Rachna Bookhouse is more than just a shop; it’s a cultural hub. This family-run gem offers a meticulously curated collection and regularly hosts events featuring local artists, writers, and musicians.

3. Tusita Bookstore, Old Manali

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Tucked away in the picturesque Old Manali, Tusita Bookstore offers a cosy haven for book lovers. Curl up with a captivating read by the fireplace, or browse their collection of travelogues, mountain literature, and photography books – the perfect way to experience the magic of the Himalayas.

4. Good Books, Gangtok

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Another Gangtok gem, Good Books offers a delightful selection of books alongside beautiful souvenirs and handicrafts. This charming shop is a great place to find that unique travel memento or a captivating read to accompany your Himalayan adventure.

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5. Cambridge Book Depot, Mussoorie


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Steeped in history and charm, the Cambridge Book Depot is a quintessential Mussoorie experience. Rumoured to be a favourite haunt of author Ruskin Bond, this quaint bookstore boasts a delightful collection for a spot of browsing amidst the picturesque hill station.

6. Gulshan Books, Kashmir

Gulshan Books in Kashmir is a leading publishing house and bookstore known for its vast collection of books on Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, and Sufism. It also has a location at Nehru Park Dal Lake, Srinagar, which includes a bookstore, coffee shop, and reading room.

7. Maria Brothers, Shimla


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This historic bookstore, tucked away on Mall Road in Shimla, is a treasure trove for bookworms and travelers alike. Founded in 1946, it offers a charming atmosphere and a chance to discover rare books and collectibles, all hidden behind an unassuming facade.

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So, with your trusty book bag in hand, embark on a literary adventure through these incredible Indian bookstores! Happy reading!

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