Do you live in Delhi or are you visiting the capital for some work purpose? Do you happen to be into books (not literally)? If yes, then this post is for you. Of course, major part of this post would talk of what I bought from Delhi but it also has information on how I managed to get discounts on books in Delhi.
Also, if you’re a regular reader of the blog, you would be wondering why I haven’t been posting since such a long time. I had to relocate from Chandigarh to Bathinda and just when I got settled, it was time to attend a blogging conference in Delhi. I know this excuse shouldn’t be considered. I am sorry.
Talking about Delhi, I went there for a very short time and it seemed even shorter because of the heavy rainfall. All I could do was book shopping.
Here are the books I bought:
1.Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins: Who doesn’t know about the Hunger Games Series? One request, don’t judge the book on the basis of the movie. The books are awesome. I literally left all my work and completed the second book and wanted to get the third one as soon as possible.
2. A House of Night Novel by P.C. and Kristin Cast: This is a very popular series of vampyre books and consists of a lot of books. I read the first book in the beginning of this month and had wanted to next books soon. I would have definitely bought the complete series but I didn’t because last time I bought a complete series (The Game of Throne Series by George R. R. Martin), I couldn’t continue after 250 pages of the second book. So, I bought the next 3 books in the series i.e. Betrayed, Chosen and Untamed.
3. Those Pricey Thakur Girls by Anuja Chauhan: I seriously went to a lot of book stores around Cannaught Place Delhi and this book was recommended by two book sellers. Also, I have one more book by the same author lying in cart on Flipkart since a couple of months. So, I decided to buy at least one book of the author this time.
4. The Girl WithThe Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson: This book is the first book in the Millenium Trilogy and I have heard a lot about this series as well. Bought this just because I was recommended this book by my best friend. Do you see! I always try to give priority to the books recommended by all of you. <3
5. Vintage Book of Ghosts: This book is actually an anthology which consists of all the ghostly literature. Hahah I have always been intrigued with paranormal stories and that’s why couldn’t resist picking up this book. The great discount I got on the book just added to it.
How to get discounts on books in Delhi?
As I mentioned the discount word, I think it is a sign that I should start talking about getting discounts on books in Delhi. So, here are two ways I figured out!
- Go to bookshops that provide discounts: Most of the bookstores in Delhi sold books at MRP which was totally unacceptable. I would have rather bought the books online! But there was one bookstore in Pallika Bazaar i.e. Rajiv Book Store that offered 20% discount on all the books. As I am an avid online shopper, I knew the series I was looking for weren’t available on that much discount. So, I picked up the house of night books and Suzanne Collins book from there. You can locate the same shop and enjoy some great discounts.
- Bargain with roadside shops: In Cannaught Place, Delhi, it is very common to find small booksellers sitting on corners with a huge trunk filled with books. I literally bent down in the trunk and secretly planned for stealing it! Most of such seller won’t offer you any kind of discount. Why? Because they know that you don’t know you can bargain or find a better offer at other such shop. But now, I told you. Look for shops that provide you at least 30% discounts on books. And you will find such shops and enjoy shopping.
This is how you can get discounts on books in Delhi. I am sure if you’re from Delhi, you would know more such tricks. Do share them over here. Thanks for reading 🙂