Strand Book Stall Sale, 2006

I went to the Strand Book Stall's annual sale at the Chinnaswamy stadium this weekend.


Even though it was held at the Chinnaswamy stadium last year also, this year they got a different room, more cramped than last year's.


So they ended up dividing the sale into three rooms, narrow rooms, with billing desks betweent the halls. Each room had three rows of books, and two aisles between them.


Books piled on top of`each other, with eager shoppers standing shoulder to shoulder...


The children's section was in a separate hall by itself, with parents and children equally eager, parents to avoid the 400 rupee priced Disney collections, and the children finding their way to those sections. And, they also had Tintin, Asterix, Calvin and Hobbes, so there was enough there for the children-at-heart adults...


Some good bargains could be found, to be sure. Some books that I had bought over the last year or two were available for an extra 5-10% less. Oh well... that's the economic cost of time, eh? :)


Several books on yoga were available...


This book intrigued me - having lived in Bombay (now known as Mumbai) for several years, and having walked past the maidan facing the Rajabai clock tower on my way to or from Churchgate station... But, having spent thousands of rupees on books this year, I pretty much had to be content with a photo...


"How to Research, Write, and Package Administrative Manuals" - why anyone would want to buy this book is not a huge surprise - after all, different needs require different books... but I was more than a little surprised to find it here.


© 2006, Abhinav Agarwal (अभिनव अग्रवाल). All rights reserved. Reposted to this blog July 2013.