Photo Essay – Bookshop Romance of Delhi
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The city has a love for books.
[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi]
Sunday: Old Jane Austen editions at Daryaganj’s Sunday book bazaar. Monday: Salman Rushdie’s latest at Oxford Bookstore, CP. Tuesday: Arundhati Roy’s The Shape of the Beast at Khan Market’s Bahri Sons. Wednesday: US edition of Jhumpa Lahiri’s Namesake at Jackson’s, Paharganj. Thursday: Chekhov’s short stories at Basant Lok’s Fact and Fiction bookshop. Friday: Qurratulain Hyder’s Aag ka Darya at Urdu Bazaar’s Maktaba Jamia. Saturday: Alice Munro at Midland, South Ex. Sunday: Jane Austen again at the Sunday book bazaar.
Full Circle, Khan Market
Sunday Book Bazaar, Daryaganj
Bookshop, Jor Bagh
Pavement stall, Paharganj
Maktaba Jamia, Urdu Bazar
Fact and Fiction, Basant Lok
Bahri Sons, Khan Market
Lovely collection! We could repeat this in Bangalore as well (full of obituaries).
I <>love<> this book trek of yours around the city and the interesting books you found! I’m going to try that around London too! Thanks for sharing the most worthwile book places in Delhi, will come in handy for a trip planned there sometime next year; and along with touristy stuff, we will be buying up books too!
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