Mumbai’s Twitterati were in mourning on Saturday night and Sunday morning as rumours of Fort’s iconic Strand Book Stall shutting down started filtering across their timelines.
While reports of the bookstore suffering major financial losses have been doing the rounds for a while now, the advent of online book delivery websites too has caused a dip in sales.
However, Vidya Virkar, daughter of TN Shanbhag, the man behind the bookstore, denies that there are plans to shut down. She says, “Nonsense. This is just a malicious rumour.” We hope so too.