Ten-Second Takeaway

Butterfly Books, the Mumbai book sellers are back with Books By Weight, their one-of-a-kind book sale which will have a wide variety of secondhand books selling by the kilo.

How It Works

The book sellers are hosting this awaited book sale one at Fabiani Art Gallery in Vile Parle from Feb 1 till Feb 6.

The concept is simple – gather your favourites, and instead of paying for each individual book, pay by their weight. One kilo worth of reading material will set us back by INR 100 upwards {depending on the type of book you choose}. Book-lovers can also buy lesser amounts, with the least being 200 grams worth of books.

Over 50,000 books will be up for grabs, and while there are bound to be more misses than hits, we’ve chanced upon many classics and hardbound collections in mint condition here, so keep your eyes open.

So We’re Thinking…

If you’ve ever wanted to shop for books like you would for vegetables, this is your chance. Also, don’t forget to bring a few empty backpacks, and arrange for a cab ride home. Lugging all those books back home won’t be fun on the train.

Where: Fabiani’s Art Gallery, Shop No 1, Dadi Chawl, Birla Society Lane, Next To Alfa, Vile Parle.

When: Feb 1–6

Timings: 10am–8.30pm

Price: INR 100 for a kilo of books

Contact: 022 26715039,  022 22034275

Find them on Facebook here. Check the event here.

Featured photo source: Joe Shlabotnik via Flickr [CC BY 2.0]