RARE BOOK SHOP

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This trea­sure trove of lit­er­a­ture stocks more than 4000 books— many of them out of print and dif­fi­cult to find even in this era of in­ter­net shop­ping. A vo­ra­cious reader and an even more avid col­lec­tor, founder- owner Govin­daraju’s pas­sion for old books sur­vived through his ca­reer as a con­sul­tant in labour law. To­day, he prides him­self on be­ing the owner of price­less col­lectibles such as a book of po­etry by Alexan­der Pope, pub­lished in 1820. Other gems in his lit­er­ary trea­sure trove in­clude books such as Pen­guin’s first pa­per­back col­lec­tions, pub­lished in 1935, first edition Pel­i­can books edited by for­mer De­fence Min­is­ter, VK Kr­ishna Menon— in­clud­ing Vi­sion and De­sign by Roger Fry ( 1937) and Cor­well City Li­braby’s Up­per Egypt, writ­ten by CB Klun­zinger, dated 1878. If you stay long enough and con­vince Govin­daraju of your pas­sion for vin­tage, he’ll even show you an­cient news­pa­per ad­ver­tise­ments and his highly cher­ished copy of MK Gandhi’s ed­i­to­rial in the now de­funct mag­a­zine – Har­i­jan. He even prices his books on the ba­sis of how much of a book worm he per­ceives the cus­tomer to be. WHERE No 45/ 50, 2nd Main Road, R. A. Pu­ram

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