- 06 Jul 2015
- Maria John
Ernakulam Public Library
The big- old libraryWith over two lakhs of books and 10,000 members to its credit, the Ernakulam public library is one of the oldest and biggest in Kerala. In order to spread its service, there are four extensions of the public library functioning twice a month in the High Court Advocate’s Association Hall, Vennala Federal Park, A.K.G library and GCDA office, Kadavanthara.
Press Club road,
Where popularity is doesn’t matterStarted in '79, the book house stands with pride on the first floor of an old building at the center of the city. With one lakh books and over 10,000 members to brag about, the library has its branches in Trivandrum, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai. Not many libraries around will benefit you by refunding the whole membership fee in return on canceling the membership. The library never passes any book that comes in the market, yet alone a great book.
EMS Co-operative Library
The beautiful book houseThis three-storied library housing over 87000 books, functioning under the District Co-operative Bank, stands beautifully amidst all the greenery away from the hassle of the city. Apart from separate wings for reference, periodicals, fictions and exclusive collections, what makes this place even more special is its separate wing for the visually challenged. It has a vast children's collection that spreads across its second floor with a mini theater and indoor game section.
G286, first floor,
Main Avenue,Panampilly Nagar
Reading DeliveredYou have your flowers, pizzas, and even gadgets home delivered. So why not books? With 65 branches spread over 12 cities, Just Books has got a collection of 9 lakh books across 39 categories. You needn’t rush to finish your favorite book as there are no paying fines or overshooting due dates here. You get to order your book online from any branch that will get delivered to your doorstep. Also, you can return the book to any of its branches as well. Now, how cool is that?
Blossom book house
Press Club Road,
House of used/unsold booksBlossom is proof that unadorned walls, no air conditioning, or no cozy sofas can’t keep a bookstore from going as long as there are book lovers around. Blossom book house is a place of worship for book lovers as they get used and unsold editions of Indian as well as International publishers across all genres at(must say) very generous discounts. Their annual book sales are worth waiting for. Though it is not a library per se, you can buy a book with an advantage of being able to return it for half the price for which you bought it. Sell books here as well.