Strand Book Sale is on…

The Annual Strand Book Fair is on. And if you’re looking for a bargain, then you can head towards Chinnaswamy Stadium where it’s being held till this weekend.

Rows and rows of books – bestsellers, fiction, non-fiction, coffee table books – vie for space in the 4 halls that the book fair has taken over for the duration. I went over the weekend and not surprisingly, the place was packed with people. If you work somewhere in that area, a good idea would be to drop in on a weekday during lunch or tea instead. Otherwise, you’ll be jostling for space with another few hundreds book lovers. The aisles being rather narrow (especially on the sides) there’s barely place for 2 to walk people side by side. So, be prepared to be pushed around a bit when you’re browsing!

The discounts range from 15-50% but you might walk away with a reasonable bargain if you have enough time to look around. The books are arranged according to topics – children, cooking, travel, photography, reference books, fiction, wildlife etc. to make life a little easier. The fiction section is tougher to navigate through as there are books everywhere and not in any particular order. Happy browsing folks!

1 Comment so far

  1. rubic_cube (unregistered) on December 6th, 2006 @ 11:50 pm

    Anita, discounts are sometimes as good as 80%. The best deals are always on the classics in each subject area. Among the new releases, you may get discounts upto 20-25%. Even if one does not plan to buy any book, they can just visit the place for browsing around. Like you mention, fiction section is tough. And so in business section. Problem is people pick up books and place them elsewhere. Whenever I am browsing and I see some displaced books, I place them where I find the lot of them together.

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