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While Goa is so cosmopolitan and experimental in food and other aspects of life - finding a decent... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2017
Harsingar
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Bangalore
Complete book heaven!

Literati bookshop ticks the right choices for book lovers - it is located in the buzz of calangute... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2017
travellertrail6
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

While Goa is so cosmopolitan and experimental in food and other aspects of life - finding a decent bookstore is hard. The focus is too much on the other brow.
Anyhow, Divya's creation - this elegant, haven of a bookshop makes up for all of Goa in one go. You go up a winding path, under a canopy of green, leave your footwear outside and step into an inviting booklined drawing room, complete with cosy sofas and pleasant clerks. Excellent selection. I recently bought Book 2 of the Ibis Trilogy (hooked as I was by Sea of Poppies) - and was pleasantly surprised to find it autographed by Mr Ghosh himself.
They have lost the little Pizza café (Riccolo?) but are getting another by October. A must visit, if you like something more than just beaches and food and shopping. Closed Mondays

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Harsingar
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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Literati bookshop ticks the right choices for book lovers
- it is located in the buzz of calangute yet a bit secluded giving it the calm and peace needed to look around the bookstore
- Everyone at the bookstore is very helpful and know titles and authors by heart. Such a respite from chain bookstores wherein the staff need to type it into the pc etc.
- Soft lighting to set the perfect mood for the bookworms
- Variety of genres available to choose from..

This bookshop is a real paradise for book lovers.. so glad to have found it!

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

This little bookshop is an absolute gem for book lovers in Calangute. They have a wide range of books covering a number of topics. It's very laid back and the prices are very reasonable. There's also a little cafe next to it which is lovely.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank William W
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

This bookshop and a café is a must for book lovers on holiday in Goa. it is located in a beautiful old building set in a peaceful garden off the main road in Calangute. Inside there are stacks and stacks of books on every subject connected to India. There is a really good section on Indian fiction writers, a real paradise for novel readers!

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 34Nina
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

Found this jewel down a shady lane in Calangute, totally by accident. And what a find! We spent 2 of 4 days in Goa at this delightful store. Great atmosphere, nice collection - browsing is encouraged. Divya the owner lady was friendly and informative. I imagine the book reading club she is a part of, would be really nice to attend. They have everything from Pradip Krishen' s Trees of Delhi to the latest Mughal series by Alex Rutherford. Try avoid the mosquitoes (Divya shares spray generously) - but do not miss grazing at the attached café run by Roma Piccola's Joseph. The best salads, Pizzas and the absolute best Ravioli I have ever eaten

A wonderful way to spend hours...

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Harsingar
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