More than 300 books are stacked together inside Ravi Book Shop in Pondy Bazaar, with a bold sign that reads 'Each book Rs. 50/- only'. Tucked on the first floor of Corporation Complex, the books here are curated by Ravi, the owner of Ravi Book Shop, with the help of many of his customers. The books get shuffled regularly, and the collection changes every few weeks.
Not just shopping. People can also drop by and donate their old books at Ravi Book Shop. You can find books all year round, and some are brand-new! Collections of prominent authors like Dan Brown, Umberto Eco, Colin Forbes, Clive Irving, Robert Ludlum, Mario Puzo, Jackie Collins, and Jeffrey Archer can be found in plenty here.
The books don’t look new because they are second-hand, but they contain stories of people who have had them for years. You can find personalised notes written on some books by people who had gifted them to their loved ones. So, you’re not only taking home a book but a memory. Head to Ravi Book Shop today and add to your book stack.