E Bahaiah Book Store began as a stall selling newspapers in the pre-independence era but soon expanded to be a treasure trove of a variety of books old and new. Today, this ever so compact store has a collection of popular magazines, brand new novels nostalgic comics and much more. We found Amar Chitra Katha’s beloved character – Suppandi’s collection. It has nine titles full of amusing stories of the simpleton, gathered over the past 36 years. We found Tinkle – Holiday Specials too! (The child in us cannot stop grinning from ear to ear).
TIf you’ve been looking for the works of Telugu writers like Vishwanatha Satyanarayana, Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani, Malladi Venkata Krishna Murthy, and Chalam, you can hoard them from here. That said, you will also find translations of popular novels. This stall also has the collection series of Hardy Boys and Famous Five/Secret Seven. Other mystery picks such as James Hadley Chase’s – Have This One on Me and a good deal of Nancy Drew is available as well. The store gets a new supply of books and magazines every 15 days and always has fresh stuff.
The store is a fine mix of books from the '70s to the '90s, and then there are also current favourites. Although the collection might seem minimal, there is a godown upstairs that houses far too many books.