Odyssey (bookstore)

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Odyssey India Ltd.
FounderT S Ashwin
HeadquartersAdyar, Chennai, India

Odyssey is a chain of bookstores in India, headquartered in Adyar, Chennai. Apart from books, the stores also sell music, movies, multimedia, stationery, toys and gifts. As of May 2010, Odyssey operates 56 stores across the country, [1] including in Bangalore, Calicut, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai, Noida and Pune


Odyssey opened its first bookstore in Adyar, Chennai in 1995. Since then, the company has opened a number of outlets in more than a dozen cities across India, while the Adyar outlet itself has been relocated and expanded twice.[2] The company's product range has also vastly expanded, although it claims that books remain its primary focus.[3]

More recently, Odyssey has entered the areas of eyewear and luxury writing instruments with the launch of The Eyewear Store and Editions.[1][4][5]


  1. ^ a b "About Us - Overview". Odyssey India Limited. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Milestones". Odyssey India Limited. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Odyssey bookstore woos customers with more options". Business Line. 31 October 2005. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
  4. ^ Ashish K Tiwari (2 August 2008). "Odyssey wades into eyewear space". DNA. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
  5. ^ Diwakar Kumar (21 January 2010). "Odyssey to open first Editions store in Chennai on Jan. 22". indiaretailing.com. Retrieved 12 March 2010.

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