by Maina Bhagat As we prepare to celebrate the 10th year of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, (Jan 18- 20th ) and herald the upcoming centenary of India’s much loved Oxford Bookstore Park Street, I sit here in my office at the Oxford Bookstore contemplating the journey, which is, indeed, the destination. I believe , as the Spanish novelist Jorge Carrion enunciated beautifully, Every bookshop … Continue reading Why a Bookstore creating a Literature Festival is as Special as it is unique!
By Aatreyee Ghosh My first introduction to the world of books was my grandmother who would take me to Oxford Bookstore every first Saturday of the month which would be followed by lunch at one of the restaurants in Park Street and then an evening pouring over the treasures accumulated throughout the day at the bookstore. So, coming back to work at nearly 100 year old … Continue reading Working for ‘third parent’ Oxford Bookstore to curate Kolkata’s First and India’s Only Literary Festival created by a Bookstore and India’s First Bangla Festival
By Maina Bhagat As the much loved heritage Oxford Bookstore Kolkata inches its way towards a “Century in Books”, I take a peek into its role in the life and times of this great city, and reminiscence randomly through the two decades of my close association with the legendary store. “You see, bookshops are dreams built of wood and paper. They are time travel and … Continue reading Oxford Bookstore’s Century in Books
By Neeta Sreedharan As the third edition of Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize culminated at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 last week, the jury said, “The Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize has come of age!” The prestigious prize, instituted by Apeejay Surrendra Group’s nearly 100-year-old Oxford Bookstore in 2015 to recognize and encourage the extraordinary work of illustrators, designers and publishers across India, is held … Continue reading Celebrating Brilliance in Book Cover Design with Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize