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Take A Sneak Peek At The Revamped Higginbothams That Looks Like A Bookworm’s Dreamland

Navya posted on 24 February

Ten-Second Takeaway

One of Bangalore’s oldest bookstore — Higginbothams — is debuting a new avatar this week. The pretty patterned interiors, a cosy courtyard, and an expanded collection —the new store will have book lovers hooked, no doubt. 

A New Chapter

An old Bangalore institution – Higginbothams has stood majestically on MG Road since 1897. But for a while now, the shutters have been down and all you get to see is the vintage building hidden behind blue plastic sheets that cover the facade. On February 25 {Amish Tripathi will be at the inauguration at 6 pm}, however, the sheets are going to come off and Bangaloreans can greet a brand new Higginbothams. 

The old-world, heritage exteriors remain pretty much the same. However, the interiors have been completely done-up and it looks pretty and dreamy. When you come through the doors, you’ll see the popular fiction section open up in front of you. It sports a yellow and black look with bright lamps hanging all around you. We also love that they have converted the broad window ledges into cosy reading corners.

Turn A Page

As you wander around, you’ll also spot a brightly done up children’s section that also doubles up as an activity corner. There’s also an exclusive corner for stationary and basic electronic accessories. The ground floor opens out to a quiet courtyard where you can read your book or can swing by for events. Upstairs, there’s a comics and graphic novels wing as well as sections for non-fiction and academic books. They even have a dedicated travel nook where you can pick up books, maps, and guides related to travel in Karnataka.

Higginbotham’s opens to the public on Saturday, February 25

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74, MG Road, Opp. Metro Station, Next To Deccan Herald Press, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru