Thursday, March 13, 2014

The second hand book with first class knowledge

Lahore has its second hand book bazaars. Every Sunday, vendors would display the old books on The Mall near Anarkali and Neela Gumbund area. I would woke up early in the morning, would do a workout kind of nashhhhta (it would be blasphemous to use word breakfast in Lahore) and then stroll on The Mall for hours looking for books. I spotted a book, The Art of Advocacy by Tripathi, and bought it for Rs 200. The book turned out to be a gem.
Despite being published in 1960 and eating a lot of dust on foot paths and exchanging so many hands, it is still in pristine condition. The binding is tight and pages have not become victim to dog earring. I have read it half and found it really good.
The picture on the right shows stamp of the first owner.

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