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Address: 89 Fisherman Colony | Opposite Le Yogi Restaurant, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
Phone Number: +91 98403 64422
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The Apollo Book Club provides you novels, guides,Indian writing, philosophy...

The Apollo Book Club provides you novels, guides,Indian writing, philosophy in many different languages. Book Exchange &Tourist Information.

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Lovely place in Mahabs! Not only because of the rich and varied book offers, but there is also the friendly and smiling bookshop owner himself who is always ready to have a good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely place in Mahabs! Not only because of the rich and varied book offers, but there is also the friendly and smiling bookshop owner himself who is always ready to have a good talk, pick up some news from the region, share music, and there's super fast wifi. I had a great time! Thanks a lot. Grtz, Stan (B)

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Chennai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

He is great man and Helpful children like for books reading in book shop All type books and language books Tamil, English, French, German Story books

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Apollo books is a blessing on an otherwise busy street of tourist eateries and shops. Laid back owner Apollo himself has created a sanctuary where one can browse his excellent selection, all of which are displayed beautifully like works of art. This is a man who knows how to honour a good book - and good books is what he's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I visited this place based on seeing the reviews here and it was good as said by others. They have good collection of new and used books. You can also get suggestion from the owner if you find difficult to choose book.

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Chennai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I have seen the Many languages and Different kind of Books with Fiction and Non-Fiction Story Books.Its Really surprised me.And also service Providence is So nice.If you wanna carry Books for long Travelings.Please Go to this Book shop.Here I have seen French,German,English,Hindi,Italy,Portugal...etc.. Language Books.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

The Apollo bookshop adds a great warmth to Mamallapuram, the books are great, the coffee is good, but the owner and family are amazing!! If you wish to learn more about Mamallapuram, Indian culture or just have a chat and a lough, go there! Thanks for this year, See you soon I hope! /Gustav

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

I never saw someone so inspiring. He runs the best option. Books n coffee. Its a must visit spot in fisherman's colony

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

This is a "must visit"; Apollo and his most beautiful wife and lovely kid offer you an inspiring warm and clean atmosphere. I went there every other evening for meeting friends and also people from all over the world, the good wifi and now even good coffee;) And of course for the books. See you soon and all the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Mamallapuram is well known for its magestic monuments. Apollo Books is definitely a must be and must see. Apollo and his family are the best hosts and give you a good time when looking for books, reading, drinking tea or just for sitting and looking the world go bye. WIFI availlable. The bookshop is wonderfull, a very wide assortment, new... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

A visit to Mahabalipuram would not be complete without a visit or more to Appolos book and coffee shop. Browse through the wonderful selection of books on many topics in many languages.

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