Landmark Ltd.

Landmark founded by Ms.Hemu Ramaiah started operations in over 5,200 square feet of basement, rented out at four bucks per sq ft, has spawned stores all over the country and recently completed 24 years with a kind of success that lives up to its name: Landmark. With a modest capital of Rs. 12 lakhs included a 6 lakhs from his brother;

Founder & ex-ceo of Landmark Ltd.

Hemu Ramaiah

Ms.Hemu Ramaiah, set up the first book shop in Nungambakkam, Chennai in 1987. The location was the basement of an office building but one which would grow one day to earn the title of the “cult location” of Landmark. Who would’ve thought this focus would end up in a Rs. 225 crore-turnover company that’s $2 billion in us dollars when she turned 50 years old.

From the onset the aim was to create a bookstore which would change the way people perceived book shops in India. A bookshop without textbooks, A bookshop with open display, A bookshop where people could walk around, pick up a book, flip through it instead of coldly purchasing it from across a counter.

Landmark Customers

Valuble Customers

In other words, Landmark converted the act of window shopping of books into an experience. And went on to enhance this experience by adding on to the initial offering of only books, chocolates, stationery, toys and music with movies, home store, techno zone etc.

Landmark today, operates 16 stores, ranging in size from 12,000 sq. ft. to 45,000 sq. ft. Landmark has 4 stores in Chennai, 2 in Bangalore, 2 in Hyderabad, 2 Mumbai and 1 each Vadodara, Gurgaon, Pune, Ahmedabad, Lucknow & Navi Mumbai.

Landmark book sote branch

Landmark Book Stores

In addition Landmark has 8 hotel book stores in leading hotels, 1 IT Park store, 5 airport stores at the Hyderabad Airport and 1 airport store at the domestic terminal 1B at the Mumbai Airport.

About Landmark Recommends:

The “Landmark Recommends” is an online version of Landmark Newsletter which is published monthly for individuals who are customers of Landmark, know someone with Landmark, or have an interest in Landmark. The management and staff of Landmark writes the newsletter.

An outline of past issues is located below. A copy of the newsletter can be viewed and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. This can be downloaded at no cost. If you are interested in receiving our newsletter, please send a request to the following:

3rd Floor, Apex Plaza
No: 3 N.H.Road-Nungambakkam
Chennai – 600 034
PH: (044) 45038371

Contact Us


  • Apex Plaza: (044) 6452 3150
  • Spencer Plaza: (044) 6452 3166
  • Citi Centre: (044) 6452 3500
  • Ampa Skywalk: (044) 6452 3101


  • The Forum: (080) 4240 4240
  • Garuda Swagat Mall: (080) 6577 1227, 4240 4444


  • Banjara hills: (040) 6463 1566
  • KMC Retail Mall: (040) 6463 1583
  • Village Airport: (040) 6660 3723
  • Domestic Departure Airport: (040) 6660 3722


  • Navi Mumbai: (022) 2639 6010
  • Infiniti Mall: (022) 6456 4380
  • High Street Phoenix: (022) 6457 5323
  • Inorbit Mall: (022) 6456 4360
  • Domestic Departure Airport: (022) 6685 9400

Vadodara: (026) 5645 0312

Gurgaon: (012) 4646 2963

New delhi (Ambience Mall): (011) 6464 1719

Lucknow: (052) 2402 5555

Ahmedabad: (079) 6545 0121

Pune: (020) 4006 8888