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.
Overall a good library. Rabindranath Tagore and Subash Chandra Bose are said to have been frequent visitors to the coffee house which chenbai a on the bucket list of any book lover.
Pondicherry market on sundays and bangalore Blossoms,Book worms if the option is viable. Do I have any chance to be in touch with those group members through email! That's pretty close to where I would be staying.