The road to freedom is paved with education," and books are a major part of anyone's learning and education. Here at VAJRA BOOKS we supply books ranging from tourist guides to research books for scientists and academics all at competitive prices. Our selection of books on Nepal and Tibet covers all aspects of the region: art, religion, ethnic and indigenous people, food and handicrafts just to mention a few. And of course we have books on trekking, rafting, mountaineering and wildlife.
BIDUR DANGOL, proprietor of VAJRA BOOKS/ VAJRA PUBLICATION INC, has worked in the book industry for over 30 years. He has a great knowledge of books and what his clients require. If you are an author and have an idea for a book then Bidur is the name to see. Publishing can be expensive but we try to keep costs and prices as low as possible.
We trade in Nepal, but we are open to trade enquires for books and maps from all over the world and give trade discounts to traders and bulk buyers.
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“The thing about Bidur is that somehow he has a nose for what is important. That little bookstore of his has the best collection of Buddhist material in the Valley; both for practitioners and scholars. Then he is publishing a remarkable series of books – many of which will only become more and more important as the years pass. Finally, whenever I go to the Vajra Book Store, I almost always meet someone interesting.” Henry M. Vyner, M.D
Kathmandu’s English language book stores have long been one of its main attractions for visitors. When Bidur Dangol started Vajra books and Vajra Publications in 2004, he was already one of the most experienced booksellers in Nepal, and he has now been involved in the book trade for more than thirty years. His experience and ability to supply customers with just what they need has made Vajra Book Store an essential stop for anyone looking for books about Nepal, Tibet, Buddhism and the Himalayas. Whether you are interested in the most specialist of academic tomes, historical accounts, quality fiction or even guidebooks on the region, you are sure to be able to find what you are looking for at Vajra.
Vajra not only sells books but publishes them as well. In its relatively brief existence, Vajra Publications has brought out more than 100 titles on all aspects of Nepal, Tibet and the Himalayas. Authors whose work may be too specialised for other publishers are always welcome to present their ideas to Bidur.
But Vajra is more than just a book store and a publisher. “The remarkable thing about this place,” someone remarked to me once in Vajra, “is that if you buy a book here, you are likely to meet the author as well.” Nepali journalists and academics drop in regularly, as do experts from abroad in everything from economic development to Buddhism.
Scott Berry is Author of Several books, his newest book From Goddess to Mortal The True Life story of Former Royal Kumari