Library on a lake: Kashmiri bookshop makes it to the Limca Book of Records - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Library on a lake: Kashmiri bookshop makes it to the Limca Book of Records

Press Trust of India | By
Jan 21, 2018 08:52 AM IST

Gulshan Books, a publishing house in the valley which runs a bookshop-cum-cafe on Nehru Park in the middle of Dal Lake, has been featured in the new edition of the records book as the only bookshop-library on a lake.

A Kashmiri bookshop, housing over 80,000 books, has made it to the Limca Book of Records 2018.

Former J&K chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad browses through books at Gulshan Books in Srinagar.(Gulshan Books Facebook)
Former J&K chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad browses through books at Gulshan Books in Srinagar.(Gulshan Books Facebook)

Gulshan Books, a publishing house in the valley which runs a bookshop-cum-cafe on Nehru Park in the middle of Dal Lake, has been featured in the new edition of the records book.

Unlock exclusive access to the story of India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now!

Under the title, Only bookshop-library on a lake, the Limca Book of Records writes “Gulshan Books, a bookshop set up in May 2016, has a reading room, a cafe and over 80,000 books.”

“The bookshop can be reached by a shikara ride and the owner of the shop, Sheikh Ajaz Ahmad (46), offers free shikara rides to people keen to read books on Kashmir and its literature”.

Ajaz said he felt proud of the entry and “It has come as a surprise”.

Follow @htlifeandstyle for more

Unlock a world of Benefits with HT! From insightful newsletters to real-time news alerts and a personalized news feed – it's all here, just a click away! -Login Now!
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On