Literati Bookshop & Cafe

Literati Bookshop & Cafe, Calangute: Hours, Address, Literati Bookshop & Cafe Reviews: 5/5

Literati Bookshop & Cafe
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10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

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Hooray H
London, UK2,257 contributions
Jan 2020
In this cultural desert here there is something to help you- books, discussions, yoga groups, Organic food groups & of course, lots of good books.
A cafe too.
I just wish that they would tidy it up a bit & get rid of the blooming dogs!
Written 8 May 2020
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Manasa
Bengaluru, India807 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
If you want to spend some time away from the sea, I suggest you make way to this gorgeous piece of land. This Portuguese-influenced bungalow sits on a lush property ensconced in a quiet residential neighbourhood in Calangute. More importantly, Literati is a bookstore abundant with an interesting collection of books, old, and new. They also house antiquarian books in vintage glass cupboards that is simply soothing and tranquil to look at. If you want to read, you can perch yourself on the comfy couch in the hall and get lost in the world of literature. You could pair your book with a cuppa or a glass of wine and some coconut cake.
Written 20 February 2020
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csharon2016
Bristol, UK24 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
This hidden gem is set in the most amazing lush green garden with comfy chairs and hammocks. The food is also amazing, lots of choice! The chocolate brownie was amazing, I definitely recommend it! Overall, a lovely and quiet place to read and eat and I will definitely visit again! 👍☕🍫
Written 18 February 2020
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ryan13293
London, UK47 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
A lovely bookstore and cafe in a lush large garden with high trees and plenty of shade two minutes’ walk off the busy Calangute main road.
You can sit on one of the confortable armchairs in the garden and browse at the books,the owner was very friendly absolute gem for book lovers in Calangute
A lovely place to chill out , light sneaks, wine , soft drinks available.
Written 28 February 2019
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Harsingar
Bangalore249 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
While Goa is so cosmopolitan and experimental in food and other aspects of life - finding a decent bookstore is hard. The focus is too much on the other brow.
Anyhow, Divya's creation - this elegant, haven of a bookshop makes up for all of Goa in one go. You go up a winding path, under a canopy of green, leave your footwear outside and step into an inviting booklined drawing room, complete with cosy sofas and pleasant clerks. Excellent selection. I recently bought Book 2 of the Ibis Trilogy (hooked as I was by Sea of Poppies) - and was pleasantly surprised to find it autographed by Mr Ghosh himself.
They have lost the little Pizza café (Riccolo?) but are getting another by October. A must visit, if you like something more than just beaches and food and shopping. Closed Mondays
Written 19 August 2017
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travellertrail6
Dubai, United Arab Emirates276 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
Literati bookshop ticks the right choices for book lovers
- it is located in the buzz of calangute yet a bit secluded giving it the calm and peace needed to look around the bookstore
- Everyone at the bookstore is very helpful and know titles and authors by heart. Such a respite from chain bookstores wherein the staff need to type it into the pc etc.
- Soft lighting to set the perfect mood for the bookworms
- Variety of genres available to choose from..

This bookshop is a real paradise for book lovers.. so glad to have found it!
Written 14 April 2017
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WTravels
81 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
This little bookshop is an absolute gem for book lovers in Calangute. They have a wide range of books covering a number of topics. It's very laid back and the prices are very reasonable. There's also a little cafe next to it which is lovely.
Written 21 March 2017
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Nina H
Sheffield, UK19 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
This bookshop and a café is a must for book lovers on holiday in Goa. it is located in a beautiful old building set in a peaceful garden off the main road in Calangute. Inside there are stacks and stacks of books on every subject connected to India. There is a really good section on Indian fiction writers, a real paradise for novel readers!
Written 2 January 2017
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Harsingar
Bangalore249 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
Found this jewel down a shady lane in Calangute, totally by accident. And what a find! We spent 2 of 4 days in Goa at this delightful store. Great atmosphere, nice collection - browsing is encouraged. Divya the owner lady was friendly and informative. I imagine the book reading club she is a part of, would be really nice to attend. They have everything from Pradip Krishen' s Trees of Delhi to the latest Mughal series by Alex Rutherford. Try avoid the mosquitoes (Divya shares spray generously) - but do not miss grazing at the attached café run by Roma Piccola's Joseph. The best salads, Pizzas and the absolute best Ravioli I have ever eaten

A wonderful way to spend hours...
Written 15 August 2016
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Jilliana RB
Brighton and Hove, UK4,269 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
This was a pleasant surprise to come to a cultural evening given by the feminist American Anne Jones. She spoke about women speaking out about rape and assault during wars and non war times through the lens of the camera she had organised in Africa and Thailand. The camera became the voice of the women. Quite a woman but oh so modest about being THE catalyst of transformation! Film night on Thursday evenings. Always something interesting on the boil organised by the Literati female Indian owner. Second hand books in the back room where you can sit quietly or on the veranda overlooking the large garden where Literati can arrange pastas and pizzas from their supplier.
The front room houses modern international and Indian books. It is well stocked but you HAVE to know this bookshop exists as it is down a bumpy road. I was brought thankfully by a British resident.
Written 22 February 2016
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  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM