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This Moving Bookstore Is Coming To Kolkata For A Poetry Open Mic & We Are Signing Up

Sayani posted on 04 February
Book Stores

13 Feb 2019

5:30 AM - 10:30 AM

What's Happening

Watch out for the book truck, peeps! Walking BookFairs is finally coming to Kolkata with their pan India tour 'Poems On Road', and they are making a pit stop at the Oxford Subcription Company bookstore.

When Odisha-based bibliophiles, Akshay Routray and Satabdi Mishra, noticed the lack of bookstores or libraries in farflung areas during one of their trips together, they decided to do something about it. They started carrying books in backpacks while travelling. Supported by friends, they soon bought a second-hand omni van and there began their venture, Walking BookFairs (in January 2014) to promote books and a reading habit.

With Satabdi at the wheel, the couple has already covered several cities across India with their new tour, where they meet poetry enthusiasts who are eager to share poems over an open mic. The pair is arriving in Kolkata on February 13 and will be hosting the open mic at the Oxford Subscription Company. Don't wait, we have already signed up. There will be certificates given to each participant. Also, a small talk will be organised where Satabdi and Mayura Misra (of Oxford Subscription) will talks about the importance of bookstores.

How's The Venue

The Oxford Subscription Company (OSC) is a charming little bookstore that has an amazing range of children's books, novels and non-fiction. Kolkata's only pet-friendly bookstore that has no hovering staff or busybodies, it is tucked inside a lane off EM Bypass (near Picnic Garden). 

Price Includes

It's totally free and open to all.

Make A Note

Here's also your chance to cheer and encourage some special people from the Institute of Cerebral Palsy, who will come  to participate in the open mic.

venue details


171-M, Picnic Garden Road, Tiljala, Kolkata

    Book Stores

    13 Feb 2019

    5:30 AM - 10:30 AM