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Idiom Book Sellers

1/348 Bastion Street, Kochi (Cochin), India
+91 484 221 7075
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Lovely little bookstore

Very nice bookstore with a nice section of books from Kerala and India. And the people working... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Henrik S
via mobile
Wonderful small bookshop

Local Indian bookshops can be disorienting with dusty books almost everywhere and in an order hard... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Olivier R
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1/348 Bastion Street, Kochi (Cochin), India
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+91 484 221 7075
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice bookstore with a nice section of books from Kerala and India. And the people working there are very well oriented and helpful; they even helped me order a couple of books I was looking for., even though they couldn't be sure I would...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Local Indian bookshops can be disorienting with dusty books almost everywhere and in an order hard to understand. Idiom is a little bit like this (books all over the place), but much more interesting to spend time in it. Books are kind of classified (by...More

2  Thank Olivier R
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This shop is an Aladdin cave full of amazing books most which you will have difficulty finding else where, shelves are packed so if you can’t find what your looking for the staff are very enthusiastic and helpful and they will remove the protective dust...More

Thank Dryws D
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

A welcoming shop which has hidden corners and coves and is a bit higgldy, piggildy, but has it's own order and many cook and travel books and much about the Keralan culture and history. They are happy to parcel up and post books home for...More

1  Thank indiabuff
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

So many beautiful books at amazingly cheap prices weird and wonderful collections only thing we had to watch was the weight of our luggage for our flight home! But the charming lady helped us send book over seas as gifts so that gave me a...More

Thank Dryws D
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Just looked in my favourite Indian recipebook we've bought at Idiom somewhere in the year 2000 and got a smile on my face ☺️

Thank Michel v
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little bookshop selling a mix of new and used books about a range of topics, as well as having a wide selection of books on India (everything from Indian literature to cookbooks to meditation guides). The owner is incredibly friendly and...More

Thank William W
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

The owner of this shop is so knowledgeable and helpful and I always find some books I want to buy here. This time I bought and read "Indian Summer" - a great book about Partition. I couldn't put it down. Go there and browse and...More

Thank SandraN49
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Nice and different collection of books. Had some unique titles on Indian mythology! Enjoyed the time browsing there! Owner is vey friendly and engages well with the customers.

Thank Chintan C
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Independent bookshops are always a joy. The collection in this bookshop, which I suspect is largely meant to appeal to the foreign visitors is a pleasure to browse. Find rare titles on Indian art, history, music, religion and yoga. If these areas interest you, you...More

Thank MasoomGupte
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