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Writer couple Zac O’Yeah and Anjum Hasan have launched an initiative that seeks to enliven reading at several bookshops in Church Street.

Stating specifics: Starting this Saturday, 19 authors will participate in six events across six shops on Church Street. The events would be followed up with panel discussions on Sunday about the writers’ relationships with bookshops. Authors like Ramachandra Guha, Anita Nair and Nisha Susan would be present.

  • Why it matters: According to the organisers, the idea is to start seeing bookstores as a “universe of ideas”. The writers would come in and talk about how they discovered books, some inspiring reads and more strange experiences they’ve had at bookshops. This isn’t a festival, it’s a get-together.

The dates: On 28 May (Saturday), the events will start from 2 pm, covering The Bookhive, Blossoms Book House and Goobe’s Book Republic. And on the 29th, the events will start from 11:30 am in Select Book Shop, Higginbotham’s and Bookworm.

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