#365DaysOfWriting Day 43: Book-Stores

I am an avid reader. I breathe books. Despite possessing a Kindle, I still feel that there is no greater joy than visiting a book-store and picking out books from there. A Kindle somehow does not re-create the same kind of magic. Many a times, after choosing a book, I do check out if it is cheaper on Flipkart or Amazon, but unless there is no startling difference between the rates, I still prefer buying something off the bookstore.

My mom often complains that I own way too many books and there isn’t a lot of space in the house for books, but according to me, one can never own enough books.

In Mumbai, almost all the Landmark book-stores have shut. Book-stores shutting down is a sign of scary times — I am not exaggerating but the trend of closing book-stores means that the future generation doesn’t seem too keen on reading. To anyone with even a bit of common sense, I am sure you can figure out what is wrong with that!

Today, I visited a book-store in Juhu called “Granth”. After ages, I saw a well-stocked book-store with employees well-aware of the collections they stack, and eager to help buyers select the right book. It was nice seeing parents helping their children select the right book out of the choices available…I hope this book-store continues to attract buyers and is not forced to shut down.

If you are a parent reading this, please do your best to inculcate the habit of reading in your child.

If you are a voracious reader like me, what are some of the nicest book-stores in your city? I would love to check them out!

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