Books, loads of books. You’ll end up with a pain in your neck, from the craning, and your legs will hurt, from the standing. You’ll probably find yourself at the checkout counter with books that you didn’t expect to find, at prices that will blow your mind. Well, some at least. You’ll also have to exercise restraint because those titles, they’ll try to seduce their way into your book basket. There, I’ve warned you.
I’ve been to the Strand Book Festival/Fair/Sale for the last three or four years. One year I didn’t buy anything. Last year I got Emotional Design at a good price. Every time however, I’ve never enjoyed the experience. Till yesterday.
This time the book fair is in the cricket stadium. You’ll have to climb some stairs but it’s worth it. There is a huge selection and if you’re a book lover, you’ll be drooling, so take a bib along. I spent quite a while and barely glanced through some sections. If you’re a Dave Barry fan, you’ll find paperbacks at good prices. I think there’s something for everyone.
Here’s a note from Strand’s website about the book festival:
The Book Event of the Year !
The STRAND BOOK FESTIVAL
Upto 80% off
This time at the
CHINNASWAMY CRICKET STADIUM
(on MG Road, P2 Hall)
Upto Sun 11th DEC
10am – 9pm
Main entrance Gate 1, Queen’s Road.
Unlimited Free Parking: entrance from MG Road, opp St. Mark’s Cathedral
If you’re not in Bangalore, well tough luck. Actually, I didn’t know this but it looks like you can buy books from Strand’s website as well. (Strand Book Stall)
I got some good deals and good books. Heck, maybe I’ll even go back. The force is strong with this one.