NEW DELHI: A famous quote by Ernest Hemingway says, “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” From MBA to IAS entrance exams, the Sunday Book Market at Daryaganj in Old Delhi is a one-stop solution place for book lovers. And the abundance of books comes at great prices. Also, known as ‘Sunday Kitab Bazaar’ where all kinds of second-hand books: novels, memoirs, whodunits, quiz books, classics, encyclopedias, chicklits and sometimes, rare first editions are available for book lovers at affordable prices.

Established in 1964, the Sunday Kitab Bazaar, along a serpentine lane, is a storehouse of little-known treasures of books. The bazaar pulls a huge clientele of people who love to read books and could get those books at half of the original price. Aaqib Javeed and Khalid Khan explore the street side of Sunday market of Daryaganj- a treasure trove for book lovers in Delhi.

The Book Bazaar market which stretches from Dilli Darwaza to Lohe ka pul (which is now non-existent) opens on the pavement from 10 am to dusk.

Outdated magazines can be purchased at 80 percent discount. A two months old magazine that will cost you Rs 100 in a market, can be bought at a paltry Rs 20.

The books here are not arranged by genres or author names but by their cost per kilo. Price of the book matters with its weight. For Rs 200, you can get a kilo of stories.

If you return an old book, they even knock off half the price.

History books are also available. The history of Daryaganj is as old as the old city of Shahjahanabad.

Pick up your favourite notebooks at discount prices.

Whether it is a book on love stories, or a book by Charles Dickens, they have it all at dirt cheap rates.

High school and college students love to spend their pocket money to buy books written by their favourite authors.

Besides rare and cheap books, the bazaar also offers wallpapers and art paintings.

This commercial hub attracts huge rush of people to buy other items too.

People from all walks of life come down to Daryaganj on Sundays with a little bit of patience and bargaining to pick up their favourite reads.