Thursday, January 01, 2009


Found a new bookstore yesterday. All bright and neat and oh-so-organized. And cosy also. I recognized the guy at the counter from another old bookshop that I used to frequent. After hunting for a particular novel in all possible stores in the twin cities, I finally found it here and I was ecstatic!

You know that feeling bookstores give you.. oh, I can spend all day there squinting at weird titles (whatoly people read/write nowadays!), leafing through those heavy hardbound picturebooks with glossy pages all rich in colour, coming across long-forgotten books that I wouldve read as a kid, smelling pages when no one's looking.. ah. I like nice warm bookstores as much as a like old dusty musty libraries.

Heart filled with happy, I say.


schizo said...

I remember the time i discovered blossom in Bangalore, i was broke yet i spent half a day just looking through the awesome collection. since that, i have burnt almost all my savings and a fair bit of my dads savings there. money spent on books is money well spent.

Anonymous said...

:D nice one. i smell book pages!

when's ur mail coming??

Afrin said...

Which bookshop? :) Happy new year..

pankaj said...

i prefer bookstores to libraries. in bookstores, as time passes without me buying anything, i get anxious. libraries are musty and anonymous, and nobody bothers in you in long deserted rows of bookshelves (unless the librarian comes on a round just as youre reading the naughty sections of mills n boon)

ramya sriram said...

@ schizo: yes yes, totally agree!
@ afrin.. Books& Beyond at some mall in Banjara Hills..
@ pankaj: did u mean u prefer libraries? i get anxious in bookshops too, and disappointed if i dont buy anything.