Pilgrims Book House
Pilgrims, in the heart of Thamel, was established in 1984 and was one of the largest bookshops in Asia. It was an institution in itself. That is, until a devastating fire swept through it in May 2013, destroying almost everything inside. But, it reopened not far from its original site and while the selection of books isn’t what it once was, the multi-story bookshop is still a great place to browse. As well as all the expected guidebooks and maps to remote regions of Nepal, Pilgrims sells handmade paper products and interesting textiles from across India and Nepal. The bookshop also has a publishing wing, which operates out of Varanasi, India.