Kochi Books, Kochi (Cochin)

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India's passion for literature comes to light at Kochi Books, which sells both fiction and non-fiction. The upstairs section of the tiny bookstore features literature translated into English, CDs, and children's books. The store hosts regular events, which bring many eminent writers, cultural leaders, and literary enthusiasts together. Before you head to Kochi (Cochin), plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kochi (Cochin) online day trip planner , to make sure you see all that Kochi (Cochin) has to offer, including Kochi Books.
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  • I love this charming small bookshop hidden on Princess Street. The owner was really friendly and knew exactly what I was looking for. I was looking for Ayurveda books and he recommended me the Ayurved...  more »
  • Browse some of the best titles in a well organised, themed, tidy, airy space with bonus art exhibition and cafe balcony. Kochi Books is one of those great little spaces you’re glad you found, send oth...  more »
  • I m not a hard core bibliophile but this place left me spell bound. The collection seems to be very good and the manager was quite friendly . There is a collection of translations from famous Malayala...  more »
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  • Very good book store. Helpful and friendly staff.
  • Really good book shop. It’s a curated collection of books. The people here knows what they are selling and you can talk to them about the books.
  • Decent collection of books and the decor of the place is quite good. However, the staff are extremely rude to people who don’t look ‘touristy’ enough, which sort of ruins going to a book store in the first place, which is also something you don’t expect at a book store, after all books are supposed to make you more humane.
  • Great selection of books about Ayurveda (and many other subjects including yoga and Indian philosophy). The owner is very friendly and helpful. You can also ask for help in finding books that aren't available at the moment and get them shipped to your home. I can highly recommend this bookstore!
  • Heretofore this is the only bookshop that I have found since I have been in India; although I have seen quite a few cafés, especially in Varkala, with large book collections for sale. I stumbled into this store one evening, and was confronted by a large Albert Camus quote painted on the downstairs wall. They have a great selction of books, reasonably priced in my opinion, but it will become expenisive if one buys 3+ books. I ended up with two books, a Hemingway and a Camus. Thanks!
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