Coimbatore - Many years earlier all the second hand book shops used to be close to Town hall in the street opposite the handicraft emporium - Now all the shops have been relocated by the local civic authorities and they can be seen in a separate building near Ukkadam area - Local enquiries will suffice as the book shops complex is quite well known in that area - Around 20 shops all in a single building with good variety especially for fiction -

Bangalore - Blossoms Book House - Located on Church street ( just behind and parallel to M.G.Road ) it is a very large place with over 3 floors of books covering a wide range of topics - Their shop is just behind Barton center complex that has its entrance on M.G.Road - Earlier Shri.Mayi Gowda used to run the shop in Brigade complex on Church street but has now expanded the establishment to its new location - With new books priced at 6 to 10 pounds sterling or even  at 6 to 10 $ the price of new books comes to Rs. 300 to Rs. 800 - Blossom book house is basically a second hand book shop though you can buy new books too -  Located 84/6 Opposite Amoeba , Church street , Bangalore - 5600001 - phone 080 - 2532 0400 - 2555 9733 - cell - 94482 20202- See e-mail = blossombookhouse -

Bangalore - Gangarams Book shop -  Located right on M.G. Road and running to several floors of books - All new books covering fiction , academic and technical topics covered too - Operated long back as the Bangalore Book Bureau in the Kapali theatre building before the building crashed and many shops therein had to be relocated -    

Bangalore - Landmark Book shop - Located in the first floor of the Forum , the large shopping complex at Koramangala area - A very large shop for new books pertaining to various topics - Latest fiction and recent bestsellers available most of the time -  

Bangalore - A. Mariyam Book Centre -   From almost quite a few years back I had been visiting this shop located in a small lane close to the Shivajinagar Bus terminus and found an aged Muslim gentleman running the place - He used to talk about old times , about Chandni Chowk in New Delhi , old Hyderabad etc and with luck it would also be tea time when I used to be around in the shop - Pricing was always very reasonable , a few months passed and the next time I went , there was a young man around who informed me that the old gentleman had passed away - I continued to frequent the place which became more neat and orderly - I thought it was time to include the details over here "Bhaijaan jo guzar gayey unka naam kya tha" said I recently -"Nazir Hussain" he replied - Well, you can meet him there and lots of old books if you go to the same place now run by N.Maqsood Hussain at 6/2 "B" 4th street , ( Behind Jyoti Cafe and behind St. Mary's Church) Chandini Chowk , Shivajinagar , Bangalore-560051 - Mobile : 99452 72220    

Bangalore - Mecca stores -  Circulating library with old books also available on purchase basis - Functioning for a long time at two locations in Bangalore - Their main shop has been on one of the narrow lanes in the stretch between Commercial street and Dispensary road while their other branch has been somewhere inside Cox town -

Bangalore - Sapna Book shop -   Earlier their main branch used to be in Gandhinagar area opposite Tribhuvan theatre and they have a new branch opened up opposite the Krishna temple on C.M.H. Road in Indiranagar - New books only in 3 floors -  

Bangalore - Strand Book Stall -  With their main branch at Mumbai started by Shri.Shanbhag we have his daughter and gracious lady Ms.Vidya Virkar running their Bangalore branch at the first floor of the Manipal Center on Dickenson road (off M.G.Road) - Quite often they have an annual discount sale that is usually in the Chidambaram cricket stadium - Covers wide range of topics by several leading publishers - All new books - Located at S113-114 Manipal Center , First floor , South Block , Dickenson Road , Bangalore -560 042 - Phone - 2558 0000 - 2558 2222 - Fax - 2558 2222 - e-mail -Open Mon to Sat 1030-2000 hrs - See -

Bangalore - Sudha Book House -  Located at Rajajinagar this book is full of unusual books dealing with topics like religion , philosophy , astrology , palmistry , tarot , occult , ayurveda - Quite often one comes across very old and rare books - For example I may add here that I was able to procure bound volumes of the British chess magazine back issues going back to the early fifties - This is also a very good place for second hand books - Located at 654/13 B-1 Ramanashree Complex , 10th main road , 3rd block Rajajinagar , Bangalore- 560 010 - Phone - 2350 9194 -

Hyderabad - Wonderful place for second hand books - The best time is from morning to night on Sundays at Abeeds main area - The footpaths and roadsides are literally crammed with old books - Earlier one could try for these shops in Sultan Bazar area - I understand that the shops there are recently being shifted - 

Kolkota - Used have so many stalls on College road near Esplanade area a few years back - I am not sure any more and quite likely that these shops have moved out - Local readers may kindly enlighten me -