charankanya on December 24th, 2011

Flipkart:  Excellent online bookstore.  Great collection. Even have option for Cash-on-Delivery for most items.

Landmark:  Can also order online.  Also has many store locations.  Some stores (like the one at Camp) are HUGE.  Good collection.  Gift certificates (Rs. 300 or more) come in a “card” form – the type with a magnetic strip, and is reloadable.  The advantage being, only the amount you purchase is deducted from the card, the balance stays on it for future use.

Crossword: Many locations throughout Pune.  Largest one being at ICC, Senapati Bapat Road.  Gift certificates are still in a paper form, which are a little cumbersome to use….since you cannot get any “change” back if you don’t use the amount stated on the gift certificate.

Manneys:  A traditional book store…one of the oldest in Pune.  Located at Camp, in Clover Center.  A good place to find old, rare books.

Booksathome: Online library.  Books are delivered to you, and picked up as well.  Still fairly new, with a growing collection.  However, you can recommend books you would like to read….and they will try and get them for you.

JustBooks:  Banglore based, nationwide library with a really good collection.  Currently have 3 locations in Pune:  Aundh, Wanowrie and Viman Nagar.

BigBooks:  Online library. They seem to have a pretty good collection.  They also buy your gently-used books.

British Council Library:  Great collection.  Also regularly hold events.

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