Page Turners : Bangalore Gets a New Bookstore

Via The Hindu

Bookworms in the city will be spoilt for choices with Page Turners, yet another book paradise launched here on Tuesday. Page Turners is Penguin’s first franchised store in the world that has nearly 15,000 titles of the publisher in the shelves.

A collaboration of Penguin Books India and Surya Infotainment Products, the bookstore marks Penguin’s 75th anniversary. The four-floored intellectual hub has spaces dedicated to bestsellers and classics, books on travel, philosophy, religion, international fiction and non-fiction, self-help, health and fitness, history and politics as well as biographies, Indian writers and books for children.

Page Turners makes an effort to reward regular customers with a loyalty programme through which privileged members will be able to take advantage of discounts and even have books delivered to their doorsteps.

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“We also see this bookstore as a very active space,” says Sodhi. One floor of the 2500 sq ft store has been earmarked for cultural events of all kinds, from meetings of focus groups to the more conventional book launches and signings. There’s a vibrant children’s section as well — appropriately for a publishing house that is getting deeper into the children and young adult genre each year.“We want to provide a space for cultural conversations, for people with similar ideas and interests to meet and exchange ideas. It is an empty canvas,” says Laxminarayan.

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