If you are a book lover, you may want to have a collection of books on different topics but new books might cost you a lot. So, buying second hand books is obviously a good option as you can buy these at much cheaper rates.
There are many good websites where you can buy second hand books online in India but sometimes may not find books that are available offline.
There are famous markets in India any serious book lover must visit. People come from different cities to these markets to buy affordable second hand books.
If you want to resell used books online, you can buy second hand books in bulk at best rates to get good profit margin. Start your own website like these or sell on Amazon, you can make good income by reselling used books.
Here are popular book markets where you can buy second hand books in India:
50-Year old Sunday book market, Daryaganj, Delhi has been shut down by the municipal corporation. Only the book shops on the road will remain open. So, we are not including that market in the list.
1. Ber Sarai, New Delhi
Situated in South-West Delhi between Jawahar Lal Nehru University and IIT. Famous for both new and used books, you will find all kinds of books here on any subject.
2. Nai Sarak, Delhi
Popular market in Chandni Chowk, Delhi is a one-stop market for all book lovers. You can find most of the books that you don’t find anywhere else. You get fiction, non-fiction and rare books and magazines,
3. Book Street, Flora fountain, Mumbai
A treasure chest of new and used bestseller books, academic books and magazines is located at the southern end of Dadabhai Naoroji Road. You can buy used books of your choice at a much cheaper price.
4. College Street, Kolkata
Nicknamed as Boi Para (Book Town) is located between Mahatma Gandhi Road crossing and Bowbazar crossing. It is the world’s biggest market of second hand books.
5. Avenue Road – Bengaluru
Located in Chickpet and runs through the city. There are retailers, wholesalers, second- hand book dealers and stationary dealers in this book street. You will find books on academic, professional courses and other miscellaneous topics.
6. Sector 15, Chandigarh
Secor 15 is located near Punjab University, Chandigarh. Any book you need for main course of university, novels or literature, you will find here. Chandigarh Govt. has authorized this market, so like other markets in Chandigarh it is neatly and well-organized.
7. Moore Market – Chennai
This market is situated near Central Railway station, Chennai. It is a favorite market for locals to buy second hand books. Books on all academic subjects, fiction and non-fiction books, magazines and literature are available here.
8. Appa Balwant Chowk – Pune
9. Sunday Book Market, Abids, Hyderabad
It is located closer to Nampally Railway station, Hyderabad. Small bookstalls in this market sell cheaper second hand fiction, non-fiction, text books, old magazines and other variety of books.