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Kochi Books

Princess Street | Between Preethi Stores and Elite Hotel, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 94475 76865
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
6 Dec 2016
“Wide range of books”
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“A Real Book Shop”
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
Princess Street | Between Preethi Stores and Elite Hotel, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 94475 76865
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful variety of books for all tastes. The staff are helpful and and the collection is quirky. They also have lovely cards and the sorts of things that appeal to westerners. It is a hidden gem, frequented by expats and tourists.

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Generally, you'll find selections at independent bookstores in Fort Kochi to be a class apart from other chain bookstores around the country. This population reads and loves literature, history and politics. I found a few hard-to-find things like a double volume women's anthology I had...More

Thank sharkeybrowneyes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

A good number of Malayalam books of number of authors available, time pass for going through the titles and few Complete Books of certain authors are there too.

Thank pp_kuriakose53
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I see several positive reviews here of Kochi books. So my review is going to be a bit discordant. I'm a reader and book lover and tend to gravitate towards bookshops when I travel. These are usually happy hunting' grounds for me - where I...More

Thank wanderer_at_heart_11
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I had a full one hour conversation with the store manager, who was well read, interested in getting books from all parts of the country and found even the now dying South Asian magazine - Himal here. He suggested many Malayalam authors to me available...More

Thank Tisha S
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Bought two books here.Spoilt for choices.Prices are reasonable n you will get free bookmarks..If you are looking for any books related to Kerala arts,food,places,history then proceed to this place.You will not be disappointed.

Thank Deena K
Reviewed 27 November 2016

excellent and friendly small book store easily found, upstairs on Princess street in the heart of Fort Cochin/ Have been visiting it for years...for books and warm informative chats with Vimal the book-seller/ strongly recommend~~~~~

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

It's really a book paradise, lots of books, and some very rare collections were available, some books are more than 150years old, it's really a paradise for book lovers, many world era novels are well displayed,the condition of the books are really good, you can...More

1  Thank Ara V
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I thought this place is a lot bigger than what it actually is: a small book store carrying some limited number of books. Not sure how people can take pic of books here, as I was prohibited to do so by bookkeepers when I was...More

1  Thank restyyy
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

You need to spend time here. Its a great book store. Travel history anything you want is available here. The owner and the staff is very friendly and helpful. You should once go and check the shop even if you have no plan to buy...More

Thank Juliette A
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Namaste, I am arriving in Kochi in a couple of weeks time and plan to take the KSRTC orange bus from the airport into Fort Kochi, but it's not clear where the bus arrives. My home stay is close to the fishing nets on KB Jacob Road and would be grateful if you could kindly advise if the bus stand is close to this area. Thank you, Martin
6 January 2015|
Response from John J |
Your Searching Bus Stop is Amaravathi Bus Stop