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New bookstore at Kala Ghoda offers great discount

Kala Ghoda has just got itself a new bookstore. A unit of Wilco Publishing House, Bargain Book Hut is located opposite Joss Restaurant and offers around 50 per cent discount on over 1,000 titles that are available on their shelves. It also lets interested people sign up for their mailing list, ensuring that every time a new title comes

books Updated: Apr 18, 2012 13:57 IST

Kala Ghoda has just got itself a new bookstore. A unit of Wilco Publishing House, Bargain Book Hut is located opposite Joss Restaurant and offers around 50 per cent discount on over 1,000 titles that are available on their shelves. It also lets interested people sign up for their mailing list, ensuring that every time a new title comes in, they are the first to know.

“The footfalls have mostly been because of word-of-mouth promotion and the banners we have placed outside Jehangir Art Gallery. We haven’t done much publicity beyond that. But we did receive major footfalls during the Kala Ghoda festival. That was when people just dropped by after spending time in the area,” says the store’s manager, who did not wish to be named.

The space is tiny and mainly stocks coffee-table tomes and children’s novels. The former come in a range of topics like art, design, health, cookery, philosophy and management, and even niche subjects such as astronomy, gardening, fashion and photography. A few popular titles like Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake and Arvind Adiga’s Last Man In Tower are also available.

The reason for the limited number of popular titles apparently is that they only stock books that are imported and thus can be offered at a heavy discount. Interestingly, when we enquired about certain titles while at the store, we were politely told to visit Kitab Khana nearby that “has a better range of titles”.

We were also given directions to the bookstore and told, “we would find every popular title we were looking for there.”

Buy your favourite titles for just Rs. 50 at this sale

Ashish Book Centre is currently holding a book sale at Sunderbai Hall, Churchgate. On offer are over one lakh titles ranging from popular authors like Mary Higgins Clark, Dan Brown and John Grisham to self-help books like Chicken Soup For the Soul and unauthorised biographies of Hugh Grant and Diana Ross. The best part of the sale, however, is the rows stacked with books priced either at R50 or R100. Every possible title by John Grisham, Barbara Delinsky, Dan Brown, David Baldacci and several other best-selling authors is up for grabs here. So what are you waiting for? Go get them.

Bargain Book Hut is located opposite Joss Restaurant at Kala Ghoda. Call 2204 1421 or log on to www.bargainbookhut.com for more details.