Things to do at the Sunday Book Market


NS Harsha, Cosmic Orphans

1. Get mildly drunk afterwards at Thugs so the summer haze is even hazier as you clutch your books on the way home.

2. Buy Ikea catalogues even if you have no interest in light Scandinavian furniture. Because apparently its a national pasttime and do you want to be left out.

3. Buy Vadehra Art Gallery's March 2008 auction catalogue and gawk. Yes its already on the streets and thats the closest some of us will ever get to possessing beauty.

4. Wonder if you married NS Harsha, as L wants you to, would you ever wander around buying second hand books in Daryaganj except as an ironic experience.

5. Wonder why you have no control over your finances but still feel guilty about buying new books.


A cathedral in Maastricht, Netherlands which has been turned into a big, beautiful bookshop.

10 comments:

I want to go to Maastricht NOW and worship. Missing Daryaganj... Flora fountain not as good and me forced to get the fix at Oxford. Sigh.

G

May 4, 2008 at 3:19 PM  

Treeisgone, don't be woebegone

May 4, 2008 at 5:19 PM  

please teach how to do this rolling banner thign you've got going? heck teach me just to do exciting banner and i shall be eternally grateful...

May 4, 2008 at 7:15 PM  

Oh you so should marry NS Harsha! He is cute as a button. Imagine you are too :-)

When I next go to Delhi I must find this book market!

May 4, 2008 at 8:03 PM  

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Memsaab
I shall persevere. The poor little Kannadiga wont know what hit him. :)

May 4, 2008 at 8:49 PM  

ph goodie! i shall now make a montage of necessary images.

May 5, 2008 at 7:59 AM  

how do you sniff out these cathedral bookshops, and natty bookshelves?
what do you google search, cathedral/prayer bookshops? what? what? what?
you on some list off book lover fetishes? what?

i have had a rough day, sorry for the whats!

May 5, 2008 at 7:56 PM  

the lack of a life ensures hunting of nice images:)

hugs

May 5, 2008 at 10:47 PM  

there's a church (st. agnes, i think) that holds a sale twice a year in nwe york. any book for $2 and any VHS (movies, generally) for $1. and along with a smattering of books about the art of pouring tea from a samovar, the sale has tons of new books donated by libraries that have too many copies. methinks you'd like it.

May 9, 2008 at 6:42 PM  

so many cute places that sell cheap books, so little time. thank you angelina!

May 10, 2008 at 10:43 AM  

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