Put Down The Kindle And Pick Up A Book! Top Kids Bookstores In Hyderabad
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|   Feb 17, 2016
Put Down The Kindle And Pick Up A Book! Top Kids Bookstores In Hyderabad

Reading with your little ones doesn't have to wait until bedtime! There are so many amazing book stores in Hyderabad with shelves of carefully curated books for kids to devour. Besides being a great place to build your family's library, these shops offer lots of free things (or reasonably priced) to do with kids, including story times, sing-a-longs, author events, writing workshops and other interactive happenings for your young  bookworms.If your kids have a particular weakness for reading and love the smell of new books, then spend a lazy afternoon getting lost in the stacks. So, what are you waiting for? Get reading!

1. Akshara

Where: Plot No.60A, Rd Number 70, Journalist Colony, Jubilee Hills.

A quaint book store that is one of the oldest  in the city, has an old-world charm. They showcase not only the prominent books of all genres but also the obscure ones and allow customers to discover little-known but great books. The store also has a music section, which stocks only classical music and a new stationery section.What we love about this: The most striking feature worth mentioning is that this child-friendly bookstore is often filled with eager children who just love to read. They organise book-readings by authors and other activities that encourage the little bookworms in the community to read. 

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2. Walden

Where: Trendset Towers, Road Number 2, Banjara Hills and 3-871, Greenlands, Begumpet

V. Shobhha Prasad is the MD of Walden Hyderabad. Frequent visits to a spacious book store in Chennai and his fondness for reading inspired Electrical Engineer professional V. Ram Prasad to start a book store in Hyderabad 25 years ago. His wife Shobha Prasad also shares his passion for books. Together they wanted to create a different kind of bookstore, one for the book lover.

 

What we love about this: Here, one can easily lose sense of time wandering through the aisles of books ranging from diverse topics. The best part about this store is how the well informed staffers jump in to help you find your books and their aisles are like ones in a supermarket where you and  the kids can easily browse through various books. They also stock the largest variety of stationery and material used for arts and crafts. Watch out for many exciting crafting session that they keep organising for kids regularly besides author meets.

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3. Saptaparni

Where:Plot No. 21, Road No. 8, Next to Kalpa School, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

What we love about this: From picture books for tiny tots to a more extensive reading for older children, this bookstore has an enormous storehouse of books on Indian mythology, legends and folklore that delve into India’s rich and colourful history. Also, they have many retold versions of long forgotten tales, which we probably heard as kids, but can now relive them with our children.They  also stock a range of books in regional languages, especially, Telugu, Tamil & Malayalam so that children can discover the joy of being able to read in their mother tongue.

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4. Crossword

Where: City Centre Mall, Banjara  Hills and Inorbit Mall

What we love about this: Perhaps the only chain bookstore in town that officially allows you to use it as a library, as well. One can just sit there kids in tow and browse through their great collection of books for kids.Watch out for the special deals that they have on he children’s books from time to time where you can pick up some really good ones ( at good discounts or buy 2 for the price of 1). They also conduct various contests and exciting activities for kids during holidays and special occasions. 

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5. Landmark

Where:  Somajiguda

Landmark is India’s largest book and music retailer. Started in 1987, as India’s first large-format book and music store, Landmark was all about building a generation of well-informed people.What we love about this: Another chain store, but well known for its great stock of children’s books toys and games and friendly staffers to help you with your purchase. The store is always bustling with families browsing through latest titles of books or buying the latest games or toys. Look out for their activity corner which is always buzzing with some activity or contest going on there, holding events that present children with their favourite characters like Ben 10, Barbie, DORA, and Doraemon.

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Have we missed any other good bookstore or a library in this list? Let us know at sammy.sahni@mycity4kids.com

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