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Monday, August 21, 2006

An Ode To Premier's

Vis India Uncut, a link to a heartwarming piece by Ramchandra Guha on Premier's bookshop, Bangalore:

"At the risk of sounding snobbish, I should say that Premier’s has the most cultivated tastes of all the bookshops I know in India. It is only here that works of literature and history outnumber (and outsell) books designed to augment your bank balance or cure your soul."

In addition, a friend on a recent visit to the city had sent one a text message extolling the virtues of browsing for second-hand books on Church Street which, he claimed, was the heir to Free School Street, Moore market, Daryaganj and the Fountain pavements.

Take that, Crossword.

3 Comments:

  • Landmark is pretty good, though.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:12 PM  

  • Indeed, it is.

    By Blogger PrufrockTwo, at 11:48 AM  

  • Yes, Landmark is much nicer than Crossword. One thing I like about the store is that they are willing to order books they don't usually carry (I know the Madras store does this).

    By Anonymous sk, at 2:10 AM  

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