Crossword Bookstores

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Crossword Bookstores Ltd.
HeadquartersMumbai, India
ParentK Raheja Corp

Crossword Bookstores Ltd. is an Indian chain of bookstores in Mumbai. As of today, Crossword has stores in Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Kanpur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Kalyan, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Siliguri, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, and Vadodara. Crossword also founded and sponsors the Crossword Book Award.

The first bookstore opened on October 15, 1992, in Kemps Corner, Mumbai. In 2005, Crossword became a wholly owned subsidiary of Shopper's Stop Ltd.[1]

Crossword has received wide recognition for its achievement. The Advertising Age magazine named Crossword one of the Marketing Superstars for 1994.[2] The Bookseller has described it as "being on the cutting edge of retailing" in India.[2]

Crossword Bookstores, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


  1. ^ "Shoppers' Stop to complete Crossword acquisition by June". The Hindu Business Line. 30 July 2005.
  2. ^ a b "Clued in to Crossword". The Hindu Business Line. 15 May 2003. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2009.

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