Sunday, January 08, 2012

Books Exhibition in Chennai - 2012

Books Exhibition in Chennai started on 5th Jan 2012 and it would continue till 17th Jan 2012.

Venue :
St. George Anglo Indian Hr. Secondary School
(Opp. to Paachayappas College)
Chennai – 30
Timings: 3 PM - 9 PM (on Weekdays), and 11 AM - 9 PM (on Holidays)

First time, since I started attending Books Exhibitions, I did not buy anything other than ISKCON books.

The reason can be one of the following.

  • I have lost interest in buying books (Interest in reading books is anyway not there)
  • I have all the books.
  • There are not enough books in the books exhibition in more than 500 stalls.

One disappointing thing in the books exhibition was, there was no stall for Telugu books. For politics, I could find only one stall of publications division of the government. I wanted to buy the last volume of the freedom movement, which contains the happenings just before the Independence, like Partition etc. But, they rejected to sell just one volume, and they insisted to buy the whole set. I did not want to spend Rs.1200 for a book of Rs.300. So, finally ended up buying nothing outside ISKCON store.

Generally, in ISKCON stall, I don't buy anything, because, either I have their books or have already read those. But, this time I found two books that I did not have and have not read, and bought those.

I assumed that, I would buy lot of books in Chennai Books Exhibition, and did not show interest in going to books exhibitions in Bangalore, Hyderabad or Vijayawada. Because of that, I saved lot of money this year.

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