Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bangalore Book Festival 2010 Photos

Photos from the Bangalore Book Festival. The festival is open till Sunday, Nov 21 2010. If you take your car there, you need to pay Rs 20 for parking. Entry costs Rs 20 per adult.
See my earlier post, Books, Photos, and Travels: Bangalore Book Festival 2010, for more details.

One thing's for sure. If you want to do justice to the book festival, you need to budget at least half a day. That's right. Six hours or more. Maybe even a full day. You may not end up stopping at every single stall, but there will be a dozen or so where you will want to spend some time.

And yes, one more thing. A few thousand rupees in your pocket may not be a bad idea. At these book festivals, the chances of stumbling upon a book that you had been searching for, or one that had recessed into some long, forgotten crevice of your mind are high. With the advent of the internet, powerful search engines, book previews that can show you snippets of books, and shipping options that can land that desperately sought book at your doorstep in a matter of days or a week or two, the lure of these book festivals is not as great as it was, say, a decade or two ago. But there is something about being in the midst of tens of thousands of physical books that still holds an attraction.

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