Goodbye for now from FriendsOfBooks

We received a number of heartfelt messages from our members, and also a great response to our stock clearance sale. There is still have quite a volume of great books left in our stock, so we decided to extend the clearance sale till end of May. Replenish your stock with our Store Closing Sale! Rs.600 off on purchase of books worth Rs.1000 or more (coupon code SUMMER2016).

In addition, if you live in Delhi/NCR and have some spare time at hand, you are welcome to visit our godown in East Delhi to handpick great books at Rs 25 each. Just send us an email at contact[at]friendsofbooks.com with your phone number, and we will call you back to schedule an appointment.


 

Its time to say good bye! It has been a wonderful journey from 2008 until now. Along the way we’ve met some of you and have never seen most of you. Yet, its our mutual love of reading and books that brought all friends of books together. We’ve shared books and microphones, thoughts and ideas.

The reasons for why we are closing are not that complicated. You’ve heard them before. Suffices to say, there just aren’t enough of our tribe!

Having said that, we may be back (a la Arnold Schwarzenegger) perhaps in another avatar, some time in the future.

We hope you’ll continue to read and share the joy. Replenish your stock with our Store Closing Sale! Rs.600 off on purchase of books worth Rs.1000 or more (coupon code SUMMER2016). That’s 60% off till 30th April or till stocks last. We are shutting down and will NOT be taking any more orders after April…so this is your last chance to stock up on books at great bargain. Visit the Used Books section to see all the used books. Do remember to visit the Just Added link to see all the latest additions. You can use the coupon as many times as you like.

Have a wonderful day!

 

Free Book Bag with Books Worth Rs 250

If you love books, you have to “bag” this offer! Hurry! With this Limited Time Offer, buy books worth Rs. 250 or more and get this book bag free (of course you are free to carry anything at all in it, not just books). Pure cotton, sturdy handles and lovable design…what’s not to like? Just enter the coupon codeFREEBAG” during checkout. Offer valid till May 31st, 2015 or till stocks last.

Visit the Used Books section to see all the used books. Do remember to visit the Just Added link to see all the latest additions.

 

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Book Review: The Persecution of Madhav Tripathi

by Parvati Sharma

Until page 42 of The Persecution of Madhav Tripathi, I wasn’t sure where the book was going. This isn’t always a bad thing, but it can stop you properly getting into a book. Then, on page 42, this happened, and I decided I didn’t care where it was going – I was happy to be on the ride:PersecutionOfMadhavTripathi

At a glittering party, as men and women walk ‘about the lawns, in languid self-possession’, Madhav Tripathi meets Jonathan Carry, an English author of, evidently, some literary clout. They hit it off, and Carry offers to introduce Madhav – who’s written a coming-of-age novel himself – to his agent. ‘That would be wonderful,’ says Madhav – and that, we think, is that. But, no.
‘Jonathan Carry nodded and then, instead of leaning back, he sat up straight in his chair’. Innocently, Madhav takes the opportunity to admire the Englishman’s good looks, his polished skin and piercing eyes – oh, and the golden crown ‘he now saw perched on his gold hair’.
The seconds tick by. Read more

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