A while back, we had told you about this shop called BookTuk in Kalikapur that sells books by weight — about INR 200-300 a kilo (read here). Recently me and my gang went with just INR 500 each and you won’t believe the loot we brought back home!
We Took INR 500 To BookTuk And Came Back With Piles Of Amazing Books
My sister loves cooking, and the first thing she noticed on entering the store were the two shelf rows that were stacked with cookbooks. Though she didn’t find the desired Anthony Bourdain, a Jamie Oliver or a Delia Smith (a friend had bagged loads of these last time), she did find books by other celeb chefs. Mostly all hardbound, some of them were sold by weight, while many others were sold on a discount on the MRP. The cookbook collector had her go and was stoked to get a loot of a Rick Stein, a Antony Worral Thompon and a Tamasin Day Lewis, all under INR 500!
The Twilight Saga
Romantic fiction addicts, head to this store right away because this one is chock-full of these tomes. My friend Subhannita couldn’t hold back a squeal of delight when she found the entire Twilight saga on sale by weight. All of them in paperback and in good condition, she had her loot of the entire series for just INR 390!
Alexander McCall's Detective Fiction
I am a fan of McCall Smith’s humour and curious mysteries. And there in the store stood a table that had a pile of Alexander McCall Smith titles! 44 Scotland Street series to the Isabel Dalhousie Mysteries — all for sale by weight! The fist pump I did in my mind was epic, of course. Though I didn’t find any trace of Mma Precious Ramotswe from McCall Smith’s bestseller No1. Ladies’ Detective Agency series, I did manage to pick six of his books for under INR 500!
For those who love the good old classics and are on the lookout for older editions, BookTuk is a good place to browse. From the yellowish-cream late 80’s Penguin paperback collection to the black cover paperbacks from early 2000, you’ll find a whole range of Penguin classics. Hugo to George Eliot, Disraeli and Johann Wyss, they stock a good mix of old and modern classics, and adult and children’s fiction. We bagged around eight of them for under INR 500, but it’ll mostly depend on the weight of each book that you pick. But for sure the loot will be big because where else will you find more than two books for INR 500?
Ultimate Football Heroes Series
My friend Sauhardya is a footbal geek, but can you imagine his excitement when he found ‘the-rarely-available-in-bookstores’ Bloomsbury’s Ultimate Football Heroes series quietly tucked in one of the shelves in BookTuk? We found a whole lotta of them in the fresh stock section. Neymar, Messi, Pogba to the charismatic retired ones like Zidane and Beckham, BookTuk is giving away these ones for as low as INR 320, when even online they are priced at more than INR 600!
Guess, what? We also found some Star Wars books! Though not the entire series, but there were a few to pick up. Oh, and we spotted a super cool Stars Wars visual dictionary too.
So, We're Saying...
If that itch for a book has somewhat doubled now, head today to BookTuk to pick your kilo of good reads.