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Kerala book store in New Delhi... A new haunt for book lovers.

ALL THOSE book lovers from Kerala, living in Delhi, rejoice! The Corner Bookstore, which has now seven branches in Delhi has come up with a Kerala Book Store at Munirka. The bookstore comes after a partnership with DC Books, Kerala's largest publishers with 4000 titles.

The bookstore spread over 600 square feet claims to provide the finest Malayalam literature to the Capital's consumers, in both fiction and non-fiction categories, besides music, which so far had to be sourced from Kerala. Aalok Wadhwa, Chief Executive Officer of The Corner Bookstore explains that the bookstore also has a separate section for English books as preferred by Malayalis, books by NGOs like Katha, and publishers like Viveka Foundation, etc., apart from a huge section on Indian authors, as part of its efforts to woo the 70,000 to 1.2 lakh Keralites spread across Delhi. There are also plans to hire translators to translate Malayalam works into English, says Wadhwa, and seminars, symposiums, book reading sessions, etc. from July onwards.

The good news for the real book lover is that the bookstore "is never going to transform into a page-three kind of gathering through literary activities. That's why for launches we invite people like the Chairman of the Sahitya Academy or the area President," assures Wadhwa. What's more, if you do not find a book anywhere in Delhi, he claims, this bookstore might have it, else, "We get that book within seven days from any part of India at no extra cost even for home delivery."

And for all such services, a real book lover may not mind the flat refusal to give discounts on book prices.

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