The initial response to the ongoing book fair organized by Ashish Book Centre at Sunder Bai Hall, New Marine Lines, clearly indicates that Mumbai has no shortage of book aficionados.
With more than 2 lakh popular titles available under one roof at an 85% discount, it appears to be the perfect place to stockpile books for the summer. For instance, the India Travel Guide (Lonely Planet) usually sold at Rs1,500 can be availed at a discounted price of Rs500.
Worldwide best-sellers and excellent works by reputed authors which are normally priced at Rs 500 and above, can be obtained here for just Rs50 and Rs100.
A comprehensive range of encyclopaedias is also available at amazing discounts during the book fair, which is being held up to May 3, 2010 from 9 30 am to 8 30 pm.
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