More interestingly, reading books is passé` ... penning a one is in !!
Understandably with mass popularity of books the prices soar.....skyrocket.
Thankfully enough, the price hike comes with the culture of book cafes and multistory books stores like Landamrk, Blossoms, BookWorm etc. all of which offers good discounts and various other schemes to reduce the burn on the pockets.
Then there is the famous Select Book Shop and Bookworms Store off Brigade Road and Blosssom Book House at Church Street are all at a walking distance and a paradise for readers.
Book Paradise at Jayanagar 4th Block, the Book Shop at BDA Complex ,Jayanagar 4th Block are also treats for book lovers. Specially the small shop in BDA complex which is cramped but full of books up to the ceiling :)
(It's closed on Sundays)
Then there is the Sapna Book House present at many locales in Bangalore though I'v been to the one in Koramangala .Its nicely stacked with books but the environment is not my type. The books are all stacked in metal stands and the store with harsh lighting lacks comfort and a homely feeling which is so prominent in the Landmark, Forum Mall.
Besides the second hand books they also deal in fresh books including latest arrivals and price them accordingly. The feel of the place is also good with rows and rows and rows of picture books, coffee table books, encyclopedia ,novels, Non-Fictions, Biographies, comics , cardboard books, covering every subject under the sun from baking to school charts and project book, Classic Literature to Pulp Fiction ,stitching to architecture, Discovery channel to Young Adult stuff and Doremon to books by APJ Kalam.