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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Welcome, Landmark

Just returned after another brief Delhi trip, during the course of which one visited -- but naturally -- many bookshops. (At Khan Market's The Book Shop, caressed their single copy of The Complete New Yorker, and then left it behind for Jabberwock to pick up).

Back home in muggy, traffic-choked Mumbai with an armful of books, one was about to launch into another jeremiad on the state of this city's bookshops when one received the news that Chennai's Landmark is about to open more than one store here. Thank goodness. It's not as good as having Lotus House Books back, but it's going to be better than the Crossword stores sprouting like rash all over the place.

Welcome, Landmark, and don't take too long.

5 Comments:

  • Landmark is not too bad. I like the Calcutta one.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:55 PM  

  • About 2-3 months back Crossword opened a huge store at a plush Gurgaon mall. I heard it shut down recently. And I won't be surprised if Oxford Book Store (Statesman House, CP) meets the same fate. For quantity not quality is the hallmark of these mega bookstores.

    By Blogger Killer Bunty, at 4:50 PM  

  • Get in touch if you come here for a longer time.
    Have spent the whole day going through Pauline Kael's reviews from 1968-1991, disc by disc.

    By Blogger Jabberwock, at 10:41 PM  

  • Anon: You guys in other cities are lucky in having better bookshops than the ones here.

    KB: Too true, alas.

    Jabberwock: Will do so, thanks.

    By Blogger PrufrockTwo, at 6:30 PM  

  • hey crossword is still open at gurgaon and is doing pretty well, its atleast better than landmark which sells toilet cleaners and car cleaners along with books. comon is it a book store or a cleaning equipments store. HAHAH

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:16 AM  

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