Photo Essay – The Last of the Old-Fashioned Book Lovers
They will soon be gone.
[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi]
There is a land of Daryaganj and Paharganj, of Fact & Fiction and Mid Land, of dusty wooden shelves. Here in this pretty world of second hand bookstalls and first hand bookstores, the old-fashioned reading will take its final bow. Here is the last ever to be seen of those brave mad souls who spend hours looking for books in racks, not on Amazon.com. These book lovers are not yet tempted by Kindle or iPad. They insist on smelling the pages of the book they want to read. They read in restaurants, in the Metro, on the roadside. A few years more and then they will be no more than a dream remembered, a civilization gone with the wind.
Barista Cafe, Connaught Place
Raja Book Store, Paharganj
Max Muller Bhawan, KG Marg
Private Study, Jor Bagh
Bahrisons Booksellers, Khan Market
Outside an ATM, Mayur Vihar
Timeless Art Book Studio, South Extension-I
Bar, Park Hotel
Office, Connaught Place skyscraper
Sunday Book Bazaar, Daryaganj
Dargah, Nizamuddin Basti
Choco La, Khan Market
Kindle Reader, Costa Cafe, Green Park
Guess I know the Kindle reader. It is my boss.
everyone i know reads REAL pages. the trend of ordering, saving and reading books online or on gadgets is catching, but there will always be people who prefer books the old fashioned way. don’t worry, they aren’t dying out.
I don’t think that you are right
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