Welcome to KitabKhana

About us

What started as a quiet haven for book lovers, Kitab Khana has, over the years, steadfastly earned its patronage. Started by Samir & Amrita Somaiya, the store has always been a community hub—a place to discover hidden gems from international prose and poetry or hard to find books in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Indian language translations. In fact, Kitab Khana is one of the only bookstores to still house and highlight books on art, design, and architecture, alongside some known and some rare and hard to find names from literature.

Housed in a heritage structure that is almost 150 years old, the ambience is that of an era gone by, far removed from the hustle-bustle of the day. The space is designed to be inviting with its high ceilings and large leather couches to sit and read on. A dedicated team of bibliophiles is available to meet your expectations, as a reader. You can always request us for a book that isn’t in stock and we will call for it. Every book you find on our shelf is hand-picked and well-curated, because our team believes in giving a personal touch to your book discovering experience.

Up until the pandemic hit, we were regularly hosting events for books or authors that wouldn’t usually get highlighted, across various genres. That however, has shifted online on our social handles for the time being.

Kitab Khana houses only books, without any allied distractions. Which explains why dedicated book-lovers have chosen to make us their second home.

About us

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep... -Robert Frost