Reading manga on your phone is fun but anyone would prefer a physical copy instead. But where can I buy manga? There’s always Amazon but the prices on it can be really discouraging. A great place to buy manga at a discount is bookstores.
Bangalore has tons of great bookstores that sell manga at a considerably good price. In this article, I’m going to share with you the 5 Best stores in Bangalore that sell Manga.
Buying Manga vs Reading Online
A lot of manga readers question why they should spend money buying a physical copy of a manga when they can just read it online. Well, first of all, reading manga scans online is not really ethical. The manga publishers lose money due to the illegal manga scans.
I personally like to buy manga as it gives me something physical to keep. Sure, you can read manga online but owning a physical copy of your favorite manga is much more satisfying. I know manga can be really expensive for some readers, but if you enjoy the series, you should support the author and the publishers as they put in a lot of work in making these mangas.
Where To Buy Manga In Bangalore?
Here’s a list of some of the best bookstores in Bangalore where you can buy your favorite manga titles like Naruto and My Hero Academia.
Address : 74, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Haridevpur, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Timing : 10 AM – 8:45 PM
The store is on the main road and easily visible. It is one of the oldest bookstores in Bangalore and possibly all of India as it was founded back in 1897.
They offer a huge collection of books, especially manga. It’s a paradise for all the manga lovers and book lovers living in Bangalore. You can get one volume of a manga for somewhere around 500 Rupees which is a pretty reasonable rate. The store itself is also very spacious and very well organized giving it a cozy feel.
I guess the only issue is that they don’t offer a place to sit and read the book in the store.
The Entertainment Store
Address : 47, Prestige Eureka, Church Street, opp. Hotel Empire, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
If you love manga and comics, you wouldn’t want to leave this place once you enter. Your inner otaku would be jumping up and down, excited about the manga and the collectibles. You can buy all kinds of collectibles like T-shirts, Figurines, Keychains, and much more.
It is a unique and amazing place you must visit if you love comics, manga, anime, and books. It is very close to the metro station, just a little walk and you’ll reach it.
Blossom Book House
Address : #2, 3rd Floor, Prestige Commercial Complex, Church St, above Matteo Coffea, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Timing : 10:30 AM – 10 PM
Blossom Book House is one of the best bookstores on Church Street in Bangalore. Once you enter the store, you won’t leave empty-handed. They have thousands of books ranging from classic literature, fiction, and non-fiction novels to Manga, magazines, and much more. Both used books and new books are available with prices mostly similar to Amazon and you can also get some good discounts.
The only issue is that the books are not properly arranged, so, you will need to have patience and find the manga or book you need.
The staff is courteous and would help you with whatever you need. All in all, this is a must-visit place for any book lover living in Bangalore.
Address : BPL building. Before, Brigade Gardens, No 62, Church St, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
The Bookworm is a great bookstore with a new address and now, it’s even bigger, giving you more than enough space to browse around and find the best picks. You can find a wide range of manga titles in the store and if you also love reading novels, then you’ll love this place.
It has stacks of old, new, and even rare copies of many books. The shop offers around 10 – 20% off on new books and almost 50% off on old/used books. You can find some of the rarest gems in this store, that too in good condition.
Address : 52, Church St, Haridevpur, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Timing : 10:15 AM – 9 PM
There are a bunch of bookstores on MD Road and like all the others, The Bookhive also has a great collection of books and manga. It is a great store with well-organized books and helpful staff.
They have a good number of manga titles like Demon Slayer and Spy x Family. Though not many mangas are in the Shoujo genre.