Dedicated to all my book-aholic readers....a list of the top 5 Online Book stores in India
- Flipkart - www.flipkart.com - Top of the mind recall store for books. What started off as chiefly a book store has today transformed into selling a lot of other category stuff. However, it still happens to be my first stop shop to lookup the latest books and not to mention the steepest discounts.
- uRead - http://www.uread.com/ - I love uRead mainly because they have the best real estate utilization of their home page where the maximum number of titles hit you. They also have a real time dynamic Google map integrated app that shows titles being purchased in real-time.
- BookAdda - http://www.bookadda.com/ - These folks allow you to create a virtual book shelf that can be shared on Facebook. It displays the books you have purchased/read recently. A cool ego-booster!
- Oxford BookStore - http://www.oxfordbookstore.com - A decent online store that complements their offline physical stores.
- Landmark - http://www.landmarkonthenet.com/ - Similar to their physical stores, LandMark, the Chennai based store chain sells both books and other stuff on their online store.
- Crossword - http://www.crossword.in/ - With 83 physical stores, Crossword started in 1992 has run into a bit of trouble in the brick and mortar format and is downing the shutters in a quite a few cities. However, their online store is elegant an dmakes for a pleasant book search and purchase experience
- Rediff Books - http://books.rediff.com/ - Boasts of 3.5 million titles online with the familiar Rediff look and feel.
- Indiatimes Books - http://shopping.indiatimes.com/books/ - A run of the mill online book store I should say.