Goobe's Book Republic
Real local / Buy

Goobe’s is an eclectic library-slash- bookstore on Church Street and yet another Bangalore institution, as far as books go. Owner Ravi Menezes and his team of enthusiastic librarians and booksellers do more than give out books– they try to uphold a “think for yourself” philosophy. You’ll find literary classics, autobiographies, graphic novels and quite a lot of science fiction in here.

Pro tip: Goobe’s doubles up as an event space so try not to act surprised if you walk into a concert or a book talk.