Category Archives: Notes from the Bookshop

Notes from the Bookshop 6: Ira Levin

I’m sure readers everywhere have their fair share of experiences involving books they’ve been after for a long while turning up when they least expect them to. I have too; for instance: One evening (aeons ago), walking out of a restaurant, … Continue reading

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Notes from the Bookshop 5: Select Book Shop

Great news! I am now a newly minted patron of Select Book Shop, a charmingly claustrophobic conclave of used books off Brigade Road, Bangalore (ahem! Bengaluru). I had heard and read (here and here) about it; friends urged me to visit … Continue reading

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Notes from the Bookshop 4: The Ape and the Monolith

Setting: A used books shop (Blossom(s)) in Bangalore, some time ago. Scene: A couple of girls in conversation at the Sci-Fi / Fantasy section. One of the girls to the other: (something to the effect) “…strangely, it was only after … Continue reading

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Notes from the Bookshop 3: The Story So Far or “Little, Big” comes to Blossom

The last time I wrote of my visit to the bookshop was more than two years ago. A lot has happened since then: I’ve read a lot, started buying books online, discovered Blossom (“Bangalore’s favourite bookshop”), discovered new authors, rediscovered … Continue reading

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Notes from the Bookshop 2 (or Why I’m all set to agree with Orhan Pamuk and AA, or My first Robertson Davies!)

My notes from the bookshop will, from now on, be numbered and — at most times — be unimaginatively unadorned. But occasionally, as on this occasion, I’ll have a parenthetical thought to add. Ever since I read Orhan Pamuk’s essay — … Continue reading

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Notes from the Bookshop 1

I intend to write a post of this kind every time I pick up something interesting from a bookshop. This week I was able to find nice Penguin editions of two books I’ve been looking for, for quite sometime — Stendhal’s The … Continue reading

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