Best Bookstores in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is dotted with an array of bookstores catering to the interests and needs of readers from all walks of life. From small roadside bookstores selling used books to well-stocked megastores presenting new, updated titles, Kathmandu’s literary landscape is geared to all readers.

Mandala Book Point

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Mandala Book Point is one of the most prevalent bookstores in Kathmandu. Located in the bustling Kantipath, Mandala is a well-established bookstore that has been providing readers with an extensive collection of books. The bookstore offers a wide range of books, including novels, non-fiction, children’s books, and academic books, catering to the needs of readers of all ages with the additional service of free Wi-Fi.

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EKTA Books

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EKTA Books has been in the venture of publishing and distributing books in Nepal for decades. In addition to being an iconic destination for book lovers, the bookstore is also an inviting and welcoming space for everyone, offering a wide range of books, including novels, non-fiction, children’s books, and academic books, to exceed the needs of readers of all ages.

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Patan Book Shop

Located adjacent to Patan Dhoka, Patan Book Store is a one-stop bookstore offering a vast selection of books for both students and avid readers. The interior, which is decked out with stacks of books, creates a cosy and enticing atmosphere, ideal for leisurely browsing while enjoying the artistic architecture of Patan or finding the ideal gift for a buddy, who is a bookworm.

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Book Paradise

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Just as its name suggests, Book Paradise is the ultimate destination for any book lover in the city. Located in the bustling city of Jamal, the shelves of books are filled with books spanning a wide range of genres and topics, ensuring that there is something to suit the taste of every reader. The shop has become a popular hangout spot for locals and tourists alike, with its inviting ambience that is enhanced by comfortable seating and friendly staff.

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These are great places to find rare and hard-to-find titles. In addition to these bookstores, there are also a number of street-side vendors and second-hand bookshops scattered throughout the city. Kathmandu has a great selection of bookstores to browse, whether you’re looking for something new or a used classic.

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