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Book shops

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Book shops

To save money on luggage weight, are there any decent book shops in the Candolim area? I was hoping that if there are there might be some more interesting reads too, what with Goa's hippy heritage :-)



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1. Re: Book shops

There is a bookshop at the back of the car park on beach road Calangute. There was also one near Newtons.

Edited: 12 October 2011, 20:45
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Depends where you are staying, some hotels have bookcases where you just leave what you have read and borrow others....

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You would be better off with a Kindle or similar.

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There's a book shop in that new department store/mall building in Candolim. Can't remember the name but conspicuous in that it doesn't look like the rest of the main street's shops. I bought a Goan cookery book there as a prezzie for me sister. Not easy to browse as staff are a tad too helpful and want to tell you what to read/buy rather than letting you decide!!

Most of the books left by previous tourists in hotels are the standard 'big holiday read.' Not sure what influence Goa's 'hippy' past has had on current local literature or taste in reading matter - if any. Maybe the odd Tolkein amongst the left-behind beach reads? Probably better to take your own books, electronic or paper, if you're (like me) fussy about what you read.

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Kindle basically saved us one suitcase.

Also completely changed the way we read and aquire books.

Amazing bit of kit.

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You could try Literati, on the road parallel to Holiday Street in Candolim / Calangute. They normally have a pretty good selection.


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Yep, for new books Literati is by far the best. There is also a branch of Oxford books on the Baga road. The best secondhand book stores are Nicky's on CSM Road (off the Baga road) and Jay Jays in Baga, though the latter is closing down as the demand for books has been affected by the proliferation of book readers - kindle killed their custom!

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Agreed re Literati but they also have a second hand book section.

Last season, Nicky of Nicky's books in CSM Road opened up a new branch in Dr Afonso Road near the Baga Road circle.

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hi david we found a little stall down candolim beach road near silver sands who has books for sale and once you have finished them you can exchange them and all the money the lady gets goes to the orhtanage and charities

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10. Re: Book shops

Hi David

If you go down the road to the Highland beach hotel , there are 2 book shops 1 on the left is vilmas the other is across the road a little further down. The hotel road is in between the bending bamboo and the fisherman cove.

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