Thrillers to classics: Books by the kilo at Delhi’s Sunday bazaar

Updated On Oct 24, 2016 06:54 PM IST
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The Sunday book bazaar at Darya Gunj in New Delhi is a book lover’s paradise. Rows of open book stores sell books, at times by the kilo, from Daryaganj to Delhi Gate. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 24, 2016 06:54 PM IST

The Sunday book bazaar at Darya Gunj in New Delhi is a book lover’s paradise. Rows of open book stores sell books, at times by the kilo, from Daryaganj to Delhi Gate. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Committed book lovers sort book stacks to find hidden gems of limited edition books at the Sunday bazaar. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 24, 2016 06:54 PM IST

Committed book lovers sort book stacks to find hidden gems of limited edition books at the Sunday bazaar. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Book sellers sit on a stack of books, as they wait for customers. The sellers are well-versed with their stock and are happy to help the interested buyer. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 24, 2016 06:54 PM IST

Book sellers sit on a stack of books, as they wait for customers. The sellers are well-versed with their stock and are happy to help the interested buyer. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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You can find books for Rs 25, which is lesser than the price of a soda bottle. Besides books, these stalls have globes, popular toys and stationery products. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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You can find books for Rs 25, which is lesser than the price of a soda bottle. Besides books, these stalls have globes, popular toys and stationery products. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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But if you are looking for some thing in particular, be prepared to hunt amid piles and piles of books. Most stalls have books scattered all over and they often spill over into the parking spaces. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 24, 2016 06:54 PM IST

But if you are looking for some thing in particular, be prepared to hunt amid piles and piles of books. Most stalls have books scattered all over and they often spill over into the parking spaces. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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There are books in different languages, including translations of iconic tomes. Looking for biographies of famous people in Hindi? Go to Daryaganj and find every one, from Steve Jobs to Adolf Hitler. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 24, 2016 06:54 PM IST

There are books in different languages, including translations of iconic tomes. Looking for biographies of famous people in Hindi? Go to Daryaganj and find every one, from Steve Jobs to Adolf Hitler. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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The Sunday book bazaar at Daryaganj is also a popular destination for those scouring for romance novels and other popular fiction. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 24, 2016 06:54 PM IST

The Sunday book bazaar at Daryaganj is also a popular destination for those scouring for romance novels and other popular fiction. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Avid readers often avail exchange schemes at the book bazaar, where they can get new books in exchange of older ones. This makes the bazaar Delhi’s own open-air lending or rotating library. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 24, 2016 06:54 PM IST

Avid readers often avail exchange schemes at the book bazaar, where they can get new books in exchange of older ones. This makes the bazaar Delhi’s own open-air lending or rotating library. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Booksellers improvise their shop display at the Sunday book bazaar in Daryaganj. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Booksellers improvise their shop display at the Sunday book bazaar in Daryaganj. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Coffee table books are sold at dirt cheap prices, making the Sunday bazaar a collectors’ paradise. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Coffee table books are sold at dirt cheap prices, making the Sunday bazaar a collectors’ paradise. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Students from the local walled city area often head to the bazaar to look for second-hand copies of prescribed text books in schools. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 24, 2016 06:54 PM IST

Students from the local walled city area often head to the bazaar to look for second-hand copies of prescribed text books in schools. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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You can also find stuff you would never dream of looking for at a book bazaar -- cheap gym equipment, old coins, perfume bottles, and, if you’re interested, fuzzy bathroom slippers. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 24, 2016 06:54 PM IST

You can also find stuff you would never dream of looking for at a book bazaar -- cheap gym equipment, old coins, perfume bottles, and, if you’re interested, fuzzy bathroom slippers. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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But at the end of the day, the Sunday book bazaar at Daryaganj is the ultimate stop for bookworms that does not burn a hole in their pocket. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 24, 2016 06:54 PM IST

But at the end of the day, the Sunday book bazaar at Daryaganj is the ultimate stop for bookworms that does not burn a hole in their pocket. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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