2 Hauz Khas Village
New Delhi 16
Ph : 011 41787201 or 26536283
Yodakin is an offering from Yoda Press, for book lovers who are looking for more than just bestsellers and chart toppers.
Yoda Press is an independent Delhi based publisher focussed on non-fiction writing. As an independent publisher they had to struggle to place their authors in the big bookstores - who look at books as a purely commerical venture. Realising that other independent publishers also faced the same problem, they decided to work backwards and create their own bookstore where independent publishers and first time novelists could place their books and at least have a chance at reaching and audience. Yodakin is that bookstore. It also stocks alternative books, periodicals, music and cinema by independent publishers, record labels/musicians and filmmakers.
Yodakin stocks books from Yoda Press, Zubaan Books, Navayana, Tulika, Westland, Roli and Wisdom Tree among others.
They also offer Foreign Independents and books for children and young adults.
Set in the picturesque Hauz Khas Village, the store is small at 400sq ft, but this seems to be the norm for Delhi bookshops. It is well lit and yet has a cozy feel. There are a couple of bamboo modhas that you can sit on and browse before deciding to buy.
The store personnel are warm and friendly and don't mind you browsing.
If you are looking for alternative books or to make a new discovery, this is the place to go.
The store is open from 10:30-8:00 Wed - Mon and 2-8 on Tuesdays.
They do accept major credit cards.