Have you met Chennai’s greatest bookseller with the smallest bookshop?For the last odd years, Nalini Chettur has presided over an empire of the imagination in a tiny corner of the iconic Connemara Hotel at Chennai. Writers, researchers, reporters, and, more often, readers trot across from all across the world for an incomparable afternoon of chai and chatter with Nalini, as she is known amongst friends. I love what I am doing, meeting people and sharing their stories about books, about literature, about life, with them. Like Lady Connemara, Chettur has reigned over the palm-tree-lined corridors of the hotel stamping her brand all over it, despite many revolutions in the book trade. Lady Connemara, wife of the Governor of Madras, was embroiled in a sensational case of marital infidelity in the late nineteenth century when she took refuge in a hotel far away from the official residence of the Governor. She not only left her name on the hotel but also bequeathed her legacy as a memsahib.
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Sep 22, PM. I thought to myself: why not I do this on my own! Oct 16, AM. The hills are famous for inspiring great literary traditions like the Gothic and many authors have taken their abode there as it provides them with the sanctuary that they require.Feb 26, AM. I heard he has got a collection of books. Feb 15, AM! I'll try and get specifics on this location the next time I meet the driver, and post it here.
If you are the one who can't go "Book-trekking", waiting for her clients. Sara Ali Khan kicks off with a dip in the pool with brother Ibrahim. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. She rearranges her stock of favorites on a mat spread on the floor like a Tarot card reader, you can try your luck at www.
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Mar 22, PM. When i was in chennai, i used to lend books from Maruthi lending library, Annanagar. It has a good collection of books and its been there for more than 20 years. I haven't tried lending books from anywhere else so I can't sure be if they have rare books. About second hand books, my father used to go to mylapore luz corner a small set of basement shops near 'parakum' rail station but it was years ago. I wonder they are still there.
U will get ur next obok of books when u give back the 4 u have This place has a history that dates back to the 18th century and also has the structure and feel that transports you to the same. We live in a fast paced, globalized world where technology rules or dictates atleast a small portion of our daily existence. The Hindu:Metro Plus.
They have both English and Tamil books. There are a couple of groups that I'm part of, which keep having people reselling or even giving away some of their second hand. Varieties of books available in English and tamil of all famous writers and publishers.