Based in Kathmandu, Vajra Books work hard to source hundreds or rare and hard-to-find titles from the Himalayan region, both fiction and non-fiction. They specialise in books on Tibetan culture, religion and history, but also stock titles on topics as diverse as mountaineering, handicrafts and wildlife.
Owner Bidur Dangol takes pride in the fact that Vajra not only sells books but also operates as a publisher for authors whose work has struggled with major publishing houses. Bidur told us that the work of many of these authors may be too specialised for other publishers, but that they will always find a home at Vajra. Vajra is also famed in Nepal as a hub for intellectuals and academics, where anybody can drop by for discussions and debates.
Having worked in the industry for over 30 years, Bidur has a great eye for interesting and unique titles and we are delighted to be able to share of their fascinating titles on Tibet with you.