List of Independent Bookshops in India

This lovely map that highlights all independent bookshops in India has been prepared by Peter Griffin. He has also listed the criteria and a text list of the bookshops on the map, sorted by state and city, in a post on his blog.

What this map includes:
Brick-and-mortar shops which are solely or mostly sellers of trade books. (not textbooks or academic publications.)

What it does not include:
• Shops that primarily sell stationery, or textbooks or educational books.
• Shops that sell books that promote only one religion, or one organisation, or one political party.
• Shops owned by a publisher or distributor which only, or primarily, sell books by that publisher or distributor.
• Shops which are part of large chains (more than two shops in more than two cities, to draw an arbitrary line). Nothing against these, but this is to support the indies.
If the shop also runs within the same premises an unrelated for-profit business — say a café — then we’ll only include them if their primary gig is book-selling.

If you see that a bookshop has not been included, you can let Peter know. Meanwhile, do share the map. You can also share Peter’s posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, if re-sharing those is easier.

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