We’re back again – with some more tidbits from the World Book Fair.
So yesterday was absolute mayhem! Our stall actually witnessed a mini-stampede. And no, it’s not because Flipkart is the coolest thing since sliced bread (though we like to think we are…). Nope – it wasn’t a question of what made the crowd go crazy but who? With Javed Akhtar there to launch his book Lava – everyone went into a frenzy. In fact, we had to abandon our day jobs of giving gyaan about books and morph into temporary bouncers to get everyone pacified and happy. The ever gracious Mr. Akhtar helped no end by being super patient – smilingly posing for pics and signing books for everyone.
We are expecting another wave of craziness today – with the gorgeous Gul Panag in the house at 3 pm to launch Sachin Garg’s latest.
We have donned our superhero slash bouncer outfits in preparation. By the power of the universe and all that.
Also have a super new addition to our stall – and they are….books! Gasp!
Yes yes, we know what you are thinking. ‘Duh! It’s a book fair!’ Right you are – but this is a bit different. We still ain’t selling – but what you can do is grab your favourite title of the shelves in our reading zone, plonk yourself down on one of the beanbags and read to your heart’s content. No hurry, you can stay as long as you like. Kind of a free lending library only you can’t take the books home.
Ok gotta go. Only one beanbag free – want to put in some reading time before duty beckons.