Mumbai’s iconic bookstore ‘Strand’ to shut down
Mumbai’s most iconic bookshop never really recovered from the death of TN Shanbhag, its charismatic, dynamic, erudite, passionate owner in 2009. For many who grew up in Mumbai in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, Fort was not just where Mumbai’s buzz was, it was also where all the bookstores were. You could pick up manuals, textbooks and non-fiction at tiny stores along DN Road. The pavements of Flora Fountain were where a trade in second hand books flourished. But at little book shops like Strand Book Stall, you could discover that reading could be affordable and pleasurable too.