Book Stores are the critical elements of any knowledge society. The society has undergone transformation from an agrarian based society to an Industrial one and then to a post-industrial knowledge based society. Earlier bookstores were just places where one could buy text books. The old-fashioned image of book stores has undergone drastic changes in the recent years. The book stores nowadays have become a symbol of an advanced culture and mirror of literacy levels of society.
Today bookstores provide a place for working professionals, literary critics, enthusiasts to keep themselves updated with current literature and developments worldwide.
Evolution of bookstores showcases evolution of civilization. In ancient India, Takshashila and Nalanda were the epitome institutes of learning. It was due to the highly developed civilization and culture that such gleaming institutions were erected.
Only a highly developed civilized society has a place for bookstores. There are certain regions in Afghanistan, North West Frontier Province in Pakistan which has no bookstores. As their civilization is still medieval or worse.
A good bookstore allows people to buy books for their personal library and study the book thoroughly. A personal book can be marked, highlighted and allows a person to refer it when needed. A personal book helps a person to improve their skills and capabilities especially during critical work projects. A good bookstore also helps in development of reasonable mind that is essential for educated population.
Hyderabad boasts many old format and new format bookstores. The Koti area in Hyderabad has number of bookstores where you can get only text-books but there are also book stores where you can also get other books besides text-books. The new format bookstores have air-conditioned environment, helpers, sitting places where you can have a glance at the books, and sometimes you are served with beverages and snacks.
However, they do not offer discounts on MRP. Whereas the old format book stores are non-A/C and may not be that contemporary in ambience but offer discounts on MRP. A bookstore opens a new vista to the world of knowledge.
Book Store Name – “Book Selection Centre” Area – Kachiguda, Hyderabad This two storied store is a good place for fast sellers. The collection is mostly focused on academic books for higher education that has a variety of sections such as medicine, management, law, geography, software etc. Non-academic books collection is small when compared... »
Book Store Name – “Best Book Centre” Area – Abids, Hyderabad If you want to buy used books at cheaper prices and don’t want to spend hours on streets of Kachiguda, Koti or Abids under the Sun, then you are at the right place. Best Book Centre is a good bookstore for some old... »