Monday, March 23, 2009

Musing about bookstores

How many bookstores do you frequent? Do you have a favourite? If so, which one and what makes it so?

Believe me or not, there arn't that many bookstores in Delhi. And nothing near my place. But there is one in the heart of Delhi, Bookland, which I frequent regularly. I have been buying from that small stall for the last 30 odd years. One can't browse books there but just giving a list to the owner does the trick. He finds all that he can. It is a small place, yet there are books and books and books. As I mentioned here several times, I also visit the Sunday pavement book bazaar very frequently. It is a book lover's paradise. I can spend hours over there!