9 Beautiful Bookstores to Explore in Chennai

Apart from Exploring the beautiful places in Chennai, there are other wonderful things one can do here. The Captial City has so many Bookstores for all kind of people. Be it a second-hand bookstore or New and Fresh collection books, it's so easy to find it out. Thus this post is all post the most beautiful Bookstore Places to explore in Chennai.

9 Beautiful Bookstores to Explore in Chennai


Note: There is no Particular Order. All the listed Bookstore are worth visiting to explore the uniqueness.

Higginbotham (Oldest Heritage Book Store)
One of the oldest Bookstore in India, Higginbotham was started in the year 1844 by "Abel Joshua Higginbotham". The bookstore stands tall at Annai Salai opp to LIC building to date. With so many books, stationery, crafts the bookstore is still one of the top preferred bookstores in Chennai.
A paradise for all book lovers, (This is how the store looks from outside)
Higginbotham - Bookstore to Explore in Chennai

Any kind of Books, publications can be found here. (Inside view of the Store)
Higginbotham - Bookstore to Explore in Chennai

Location: 116, Anna Salai Rd, Opposite to LIC Building, Mount Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002
Timing: 8.00AM - 9.00PM
Contact: 044 2851 3519

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Odyssey
Odyssey bookstore to explore in Chennai

Odyssey,
the ultimate destination for your leisure needs. Books, stationery, gifts, sapling, music, movies, toys, greeting cards, jewellery, watch, and more at one place.
All latest and Trending books are updated weekly and also they conduct various workshops and book launches. The Store has three branches in Chennai. The first Brach was started at Gandhi Nagar, Adyar. Later at Thiruvanmiyur and Tambaram.

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Locations: Adyar, Thiruvanmiyur and Tambaram
Contact: 044 2445 3191(Adyar) ,044 4203 7799(Thiruvanmiyur) , 044 2226 6511 (Tambaram)

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Passaro Bookstore: Pre-Owned Books
Children's Bookstore to explore in chennai

Is a leading Pre-imported children's bookstore at Chennai started in the year 2013. They have a wide range of books for all age groups; kg to young adults. Books can be purchased either from their store(physical store) or online. Also, the store has been featured in "The Hindu", The New Indian Express and the Educational World Magazines for their excellent service.

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Location: Plot No: 87,GF,Balu Nagar III St,Medavakkam,Chennai 600100
Contact Number: (+91)04442869063 , Mobile : 09962002500
WhatsApp: 9884480980
Email: Sales@Passarobooks.com

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Swasam Bookart
Sawsam Children's Bookstore to explore in chennai
Want books at extremely affordable prices? with huge collections of books in different genres??
Then Swasam Bookart is the place for you. This bookstore has more than 2,000000 books with a unique collection of books like Fiction, Non-Fiction, GK, Activity, Paperback, Hard Cover, Board Book etc for kids. The book can be either brought from their store or Online. They also provide an excellent customer support service.
A must visit a bookstore in Chennai, and sure you won't be betrayed.
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Address: No.5, castle valley, vengadamangalam main road, ponmar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600127
Timing: 9.00AM - 6.00PM
Contact: 081480 66645

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Crossword BookStore
Leading Bookstore in chennai,Crossword has an amazing collection of books and also has an exclusive section for children's books


Crossword: Landmark Bookstore started on 15th October 1992 in Madras (Chennai) which got its national presence in a very short span. It was the First Bookstore which has a large children's section. They also stock the widest range of books-Toys-Stationary -Magazines, Gifting and hardware and Accessories.
Crossword Children section in chennai

Facilities like the Crossword Gift Vouchers, the friendly ‘Return, Exchange & Refunds’ policy, the Cafes within the stores and the unique store experience make it easy and enjoyable for customers to shop at Crossword attracts many families who normally don't think of visiting bookstores.

Crossword bookstores also promote the reading habit among children with a weekly activity every Sunday morning across various stores. Promotional events include Pictionary contests, quizzes, slide shows and the annual affair with Santa and his elves.

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Crossword, with 90 stores across: Ahmedabad, Calicut,  Bhopal, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi,  Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Udaipur,  Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Thane, Navi, Mumbai, Kalyan, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Siliguri,  Vadodara, Raipur, Gandhinagar, Mangalore, Surat, Ranchi, Goa, Trivandrum & Kohima,  is India’s fastest growing chain of bookstores.

Check out their Site: Crossword 

Location: HPCL, New No 47, Old No 82, TTK Road Next to Flyover, Opp. Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Alwarpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018
Timing: 10.30AM - 8.00PM
Contact: 044 4203 1705 

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Rare Bookstore - Paradise for Bookworms
Rare collection Bookstores at RA Puram chennai. Govindaraju is the single man owner who takes care of this bookstore.A huge collection of rare books from 1844 can be found here.

Govindaraju is the man behind "Rare bookstore" at R.APuram.His Passion Books and love for book collection has turned out to be his Bookstore now which has around 5,000books unique books. His collections include cutouts from Newspaper and Magazines dating back to 1940s(includes sports magazines and cartoons of R K Laxman). Also, poetry, fictions, classic Tamil Literature and innumerable National Geographic magazines are the other genres you will find attractive.

A must Visit Bookstore
A view of Rare Bookstore and Govindraju
It may take time to exactly find the book you need. If you couldn't find the book you want, just ask Govindraju and he'll tell you whether the book is available or not. He manages to remember all his books at the store...

A kind Request!
"I don't want people to come here and bargain. For them, it might be a business, but for me, it is a mere act of passing on good books," says Govindaraju, who says that he expects only 40 per cent of the money he invests as returns from sales.

Timing: 9.00 am to 8.00 PM
Location: 45/50,2nd main Road,R.A Puram,Trustpakkam,Mandevali,chennai
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Panuval Bookstore: An Exclusive Tamil Store
Panuval Tamil Bookstore at thiruvanmiyur chennai
The Bookstore was founded in April 2011 as an Online Bookstore to sell Tamil Books. They have a variety of categories in Tamil including Literature, Politics, science, art, history, children's books, health. In September, there opened a Physical Bookstore at Thiruvanmiyur.
Buy Book Online : Panuval 

The store also conducts literary events, film screening, book reviews, author meet and various other events.  Join Panuval BookClub Today

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Location: 112,  First Floor, Thiruvalluvar Salai, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai - 600 041
Timings:  Weekdays: 10am to 8 pm Weekends: 10am to 9 pm
Contact:  Landline: +91 444310042 Mobile: +91 9789009666

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Esawar Bookstore India's Largest eBook Shop
India's Largest Ebook Shop - Esawar Bookstore,Tnagar

The bookstore stands tall with its own showroom and warehouse in the heart of Chennai city T.nagar with more than 1,00,000 books in stock anytime. Eswar bookshop was started in the year 1985 by Periasamy with a small area and over 1000 books. With so much struggle the bookstore has seen tremendous growth and became the biggest E-bookshop of Indian and one of the popular book reference website in Asia.
Shop your Book here: Esawr Onliner Bookstore
Timing: 9.30am to 10 pm
Location: 27/16, Archana Arcade, Natesan Street, Postal Colony, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai

Conclusion: 
Now, there are a few more added places to spend your weekend days. Visit these Cool Bookstores at Chennai and you will encounter a new experience. The Rare Bookshop at RA Puram, the Panuval Bookstore are few stores you might find interesting Tamil Books and other rare collection books. For children's books  "The crossword, Higginbotham, Odyssey might be a fun-filled place. Anna Libary is yet another wonderful place to spend your reading(check out!)

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