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Literati Bookshop & Cafe
Ranked #10 of 19 Shopping in Calangute
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A heaven of peace and culture in hectic Calangute”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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!

Visited December 2016
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English first
Bangalore
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164 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Almost the Best bookstore ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

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...

Visited August 2016
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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609 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Interesting talks in cultureless Goa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

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.

Visited February 2016
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Milano
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85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“My favourite indian bookstore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

A lovely bookstore cum cafe in a lush garden with high trees and plenty of shade two ninutes walk off the busy Calangute main road. The beautiful portoguese villa, elegantly shabby and chic, is full of books nicely displayed on wooden shelves and on low tables. You can sit on one of the confortable armchairs inside the villa or in the garden and browse at the books, both new and second hand while drinking coffee or a fresh friut juice. A lovely place to wind down

Visited February 2016
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Pune, India
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100 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Must visit for book lovers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

In an old house, great atmosphere, laid-back feel but lots of books available to peruse, Not at all a commercial book shop. Hence make it a point to visit. May their ilk increase

Visited September 2015
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