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Welcome to Sudarsan Books !

Sudarsan Books and Crafts is the leading multilingual bookstore in Kanyakumari District.

Located in the emerging commercial centre of Nagercoil, our newly renovated showroom hosts a grand assortment of books ranging from English and Tamil fiction, non-fiction and poetry, to textbooks and guides. We believe that bookshelves should host diverse voices and serve as repositories of knowledge and experience.

A Community of Readers

Bookstores are essential to a healthy culture. They are fertile spaces where authors can connect with readers, where we discover new writers, and where children get hooked on the thrill of reading that can last a lifetime. They also serve as anchors for our communities.

Our Initiatives

Sudarsan Books and Crafts throws a spotlight on local artisans, with exclusive collections of handicrafts and gift items. We also conduct book fairs and exhibitions in schools and colleges throughout the district.

Our vision has been to create a lovingly curated space that satisfies booklovers of all ages and helps cultivate a healthy reading habit.

This website has been envisioned as an easy, hassle-free way for you to get your books while supporting your local bookstore. Your contributions will help us preserve our unique

Our History

The first iteration of the store in 2001 was on a humble scale: a small rented space in the old commercial heart of the town, where a stately British-era clock tower acted as the nucleus of dozens of stores. It was a modest endeavour at first, with a small selection of fiction and non-fiction, aside from the usual mountains of school textbooks and guides. Since its inception, Sudarsan Books has remained the only store of its kind in the district.

We remain committed to procuring and supplying any books our customers may need.

Our story was featured in the Scroll! Click Here to read the article.

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Quality Books

since its inception, Sudarsan Books has remained the only store of its kind in the district. At the turn of the millennium, Nagercoil still didn’t have a proper bookstore. Instead, what the town had were one or two over-the-counter bookstores.

They stocked mostly schoolbooks and competitive exam guides – things they knew would sell even in a small town.


Testing & improvements

Sudarsan Books's platform and software is currently a beta version which is still undergoing development, testing, and improvements before its final release.

Should you encounter any bugs, glitches, lack of functionality or other problems on Sudarsan Books during our beta, please let us know immediately.



We also support anyone who advocates for books through our affiliate program, which pays a 10% commission on every sale, and gives a matching 10% to independent bookstores.

If you are an author, a website or magazine, have a bookclub, an organization that wants to recommend books, or even just a book-lover with an Instagram feed.