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Kochi Books

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OPEN ALL DAYS 9AM to 8PM A tiny retail bookstore based in Princess Street(Upstairs of SHOPnSAVE), Fort Kochi, Kerala, India. Timings 9.00 AM to 8 PM ALL DAYS
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No: 1/400 Princess Street, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
+91 484 221 8730
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 3, 2015

What a great find. A small but packed upstairs bookshop owned and run by Vimal. Predominantly English language books published in India, Vimal very rapidly ordered in all the books I asked for.

11  Thank Dale K
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Reviewed April 1, 2015

It was closed when I visited, it should have been open but the shop keeper had popped out. So, I went to another bookshop that was just across the road, and it was fantastic. Thanks to Kochi Books being closed, the good book shop across...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

I love this charming small bookshop hidden on Princess Street. The owner was really friendly and knew exactly what I was looking for. I was looking for Ayurveda books and he recommended me the Ayurveda for Beauty and the contents of the books were exactly...More

Thank noontravels
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Browse some of the best titles in a well organised, themed, tidy, airy space with bonus art exhibition and cafe balcony. Kochi Books is one of those great little spaces you’re glad you found, send others to and come back to whenever you’re in town....More

Thank S_Gardiner
Reviewed December 29, 2017

I m not a hard core bibliophile but this place left me spell bound. The collection seems to be very good and the manager was quite friendly . There is a collection of translations from famous Malayalam authors.

Thank Nikhil P
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

So nice to visit a real bookstore for a change. I did not spend a lot of time here for fear of buying too much to carry, so I cannot comment on the contents. Seemed to have lots of books on various subjects, not a...More

Thank kiran3000
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

A small selection of books that have been recently published, many languages are available here. We got a great book and would definitely go back again! The owner was lovely and discussed the books we had chosen, I really like when the owner has also...More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed May 19, 2017 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 March 31, 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 March 30, 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 February 13, 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

2  Thank wanderer_at_heart_11
Reviewed December 17, 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

1  Thank Tisha S
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