Indica books, located at the Godowlia Crossing opposite to Sushil Cinema, will enlighten book lovers with an authoritative collection of books about the culture and heritage of India. Indology, the academic name for the study of Indian culture is the most covered area here. A vast collection of resources for researchers, academicians and students are available at this charming store. Do visit this book haven, which lies in proximity to the ghats of Ganges and Kashi Golden Temple.
With its base location in Kathmandu Nepal, Pilgrims Book House also serves Varanasi at the Bhelupura shop. With its close proximity to some major religious sights in the city, like Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple, Durga Temple and the Tulsi Manas temple, this book haven is visited by a lot of pilgrims. Catering to the seekers of Indian culture and heritage, Pilgrims Book House has a vast collection of philosophical, spiritual and art books. Books on yoga, travel and photography are also there in this well-organized establishment.
Located in the same building as the Sahi River View Guesthouse, the Harmony Book Shop is more than just another air conditioned book store - this is a meeting spot for aspiring scholars, hippies, students, artists, researchers and casual tourists. Opened in 1996, visitors are treated to an incredible gamut of books ranging across gender studies, Greek Philosophy, aesthetics, healing, Ayurveda, Islam, Judaism, Kamasutra, politics, Sufism, Taoism, tribal studies and much more. If you are unable to come to Varanasi, fret not! These guys ship internationally so look up their website and place an order.