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This Kolkata Bookstore Stocks Stuff You Won't Find Anywhere Else

Editors posted on 18 July

Ten-Second Takeaway

Earthcare Books is one of the most unique and vibrant bookstores you’ll ever come across in Kolkata. Come here for a range of books you won’t find anywhere else.

What Is It?

Set up by husband and wife duo Bharat and Vinita Mansata, Earthcare focuses on books that cover ecological issues. One of its bestsellers is the bible on natural farming — One Straw Revolution by Japanese farmer-philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka. They are also a publisher. Among their stable of writers are Jeremy Seabrook, twice an Orwell Prize nominee, and Bharat Mansatta himself, who penned one of the shop’s bestsellers, The Vision of Natural Farming.

What Did I Like?

Their handpicked collection of books. And the cosy, lived-in feel, the arched doorways to different sections, and the bamboo and rattan furniture. Also chalk in the freewheling conversations you can have with Vinita and Bharat, and Parvez and Noor {who look after the cafe when the owners are in Mumbai, their second home}. And the framed B&W photos that capture Kolkata, all taken by Irishman Thomas Patrick Kiernan who has been capturing the city since the 1990s.

What's My Pro Tip?

Do browse their range of bags, wooden toys, ceramic fridge magnets and organic vegetables oils and cereals. And their children’s section is one of the best in the city.

Anything Else?

Get on their mailing list. They host interesting events and workshops from time to time from urban gardening and composting to musical soirees, informal theater performances and talks.

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Location Details
locationMiddleton Row

10, Middleton Street, Park Street Area, Kolkata

Book Stores
locationMiddleton Row