Second Hand, First Rate

Hmmm…why do I buy books when I know for sure I won’t be reading them beyond the day of their purchase? For fun and the heck of it. Mostly, I don’t know. I do suspect that, in a previous birth, I must have been a squirrel or a chipmunk, hoarding food for the lean times and this attitude is now spilling over. I justify to myself and my better half about buying books for my ‘twilight’ years. Both of us know that I’m kidding. For I don’t expect the twilight years till I’m perhaps 90+ and father time gets the better of me. Until then, I fantasise about packing a dozen books each year, taking off to some lonely island, reading to my hearts content and then, when I’m bored by it all, coming back to namma Bengalooru and the urban chaos that we put up with. *Sigh*

With ‘second hand’ bookstores like Blossoms in Church Street around, one can’t help but revel in buying, buying, buying. When you just can’t afford them first hand, cool your heels for some time and voila, you’ll find them second hand. I visited the place yesterday after a long time and went amok buying up books and generally making up for lost time. I’ve also taken a couple of pics of some verrrryyy creative posters for you which I’m sure you’re gonna love. Here they are.

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Neat, huh?

More about the bookstore here . My previous post on this subject here.

3 Comments so far

  1. Rajesh (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 12:19 pm

    Interesting!!


  2. M O H A N (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 2:09 pm

    Yes, I have purchased a book , forgotten tor rediscover in the trunk after a decade…What fond memories…
    Sometime you are lucky to get autographed books too


  3. Akshat (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 1:58 pm

    Even the most pompus stores do not have so good a sales-service as does this store.The way and the ease with which they find even the most obscure-st of books is really commendable.And yes, they do not alwasy use a computer to track. Blossoms is a permanent fixture on my every Bang-trip. :)



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