Select Book Shop – established in 1945, Select Bookshop has a wealth of rare first editions and books on every conceivable topic. Bangalores favourite bookshop, Select has survived the onslaught of air-conditioned giant book stores with quiet grace. You can browse for hours undisturbed, unless you need the help. Its amazing how quickly Mr Murthy, the owner, finds the book you are looking for in his enormous collection. This charming paradise for book lovers has an illustrious and eclectic clientele, united by their love for the written word.