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It’s time to stock up!

Read your way into 2012 with great offers, discounts at iconic Strand Book Stall’s annual sale.

books Updated: Jan 08, 2012 15:29 IST
Hindustan Times

Read your way into 2012 with great offers, discounts at iconic Strand Book Stall’s annual sale.

Their last outing was disappointing, with a limited range of titles and discounts that didn’t match rival online stores like Flipkart and Amazon.

BooksThat could probably explain the unusual absence of a bustling crowd at this year’s Strand Book Stall’s annual sale that started on January 5. But, the story this time, is very different.

With nearly 2,50,000 titles on display, including international and Indian titles in the popular, rare, fiction and non-fiction categories, and discounts starting at a minimum 40 per cent and going as high as 80 per cent, these blowout deals seem straight out of a fantasy book.

And apparently even Flipkart is no competition for these low prices, as several people, who browsed through the popular website to compare costs, found out.

With several oohs, aahs and expletives we cannot mention here, the city’s bookworms were filling up their baskets even as the salesmen at the counter encouraged them to return on Tuesday when the new stock is expected.

Those who miss Landmark book store at Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel, given that it is still under renovation and seems to be taking way too long to reopen, will find plenty to keep them occupied at this sale.

Organisers too are intent on making it a happy shopping fest for everybody. Visitors are encouraged to browse through the large selection, even if they don’t make a purchase. In fact, several were seen hanging around the venue well past its 8 pm deadline.

And if you still have any doubt about the trek is worth your while, check out our list of some of the best deals available this year. Take your pick.

Visit the Strand Book Sale at Sunderbai Hall, near Churchgate station, till January 22, from 10 am to 8 pm.

First Published: Jan 08, 2012 13:44 IST