Daryaganj Sunday Book Market Delhi

Daryaganj Sunday Book Market

"Every Book Lover's Ultimate Destination"

Daryaganj starting from Delhi Gate and running through to the famous Red Fort (Lal Qila) in Old Delhi is a haven for book lovers.

Daryaganj means the “River Neighbourhood” or “River Trading Warehouse”. The place is famous for its unique architectural features that showcase an influence of a modern European style. This style is what you'll see in the buildings located in this area.

The building facade feature mouldings of circular columns as well as semi-circular arches designed specifically to withstand the heat during summers and cold during winter season. The houses over here also feature a traditional fireplace quite obvious in European houses.

The district of Daryaganj remains packed from Mondays to Saturdays, however, Sunday is said to be the main business day for booksellers over here.

The place is a large platform for booksellers in India who deal in second-hand books, journals, magazines, and so on. This region is famous for its “Old Book Bazaar” or “Book Market”.

Sometimes, the locals of this area call it “Kitab Bazaar” as well.

Sunday is the best day to get books at a very cheap rate. The area that this market captures goes over one and half kilometres and is located right on the pavement of footpath of Daryaganj close to the Golcha Cinema Hall, one of the oldest movie theaters in Delhi.

One-of-Its-Kind Book Market

The place is home to innumerable publishers and their respective offices as well, for example, S. Chand & Co., Prentice Hall India, and Oxford University Press. Sunday Bazaar not only retails used books, but it also retails books acquired from other places.

It even sells books that some publishers are not able to sell. It also is a place to find those unclaimed books during transportation by buses and trains that are later auctioned by the Railway Authorities plus other transportation authorities.

Not only book lovers other book distributors from other parts of India also come over here to acquire books.

Nearby Places in Daryaganj

Nai Sarak: In the close proximity to Chawri Bazaar as well as Chandni Chowk metro station lies another book market known as Nai Sarak. This place is famous for second-hand books related to schools and colleges only.
On Sundays, the place remains closed but on other days, it remains heavily packed.

Not just books, but medical lab/engineering equipment are also found here.

Chandni Chowk: If you tummy craves for in between shopping snacks, take a tour to Chandni Chowk.

Changezi Chicken & Moti Mahal: If you are an ardent lover of Mughlai Cuisines take a visit to these places.

Chor Bizzare: For Kashmiri cuisines this place is a must visit.

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk is the nearest metro station, however, you can reach there by bus and auto also.


Mode of Travel:
Daryaganj Sunday Book Market
Daryaganj, New Delhi, Delhi
Near by Metro
Chawri Bazar

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