Library Culture in Bombay

The library culture in the country is perceivably rare, in spite of that there are numerous innovative ventures to keep the culture alive. One cannot ignore the cultural importance that the libraries stand for. With the advent of internet and social media access to books is now even more convenient to the ordinary reader. But nothing can replace the charm of the atmosphere a library possesses. Nevertheless, there are many

initiatives that aim to keep the essence of the library alive – the love for Reading.

Check out a few interesting libraries picks below, both online and offline. A must-try for Bombay natives and non-natives alike. #BoundRecommends.

 

Crowdsourced

First ever crowd-sourced library in India can be found at Evershine City at Vasai.

The library runs according to their motto of “Books from the people, for the people” and the collection of books are donated from various institutes and individuals. As of now, they allow you to borrow and deliver books at no cost for now. They do not possess a physical space as of now, but you can visit their Facebook page, and choose your book and wait for the knock at your door! A must-try!

 

Leaping Windows

First ever comic book library in India

Leaping Windows is primarily a comic book library inspired by the Japanese Manga. This library houses endless collections of DC, Marvel, Vertigo and some very cool independent graphic novels. So go ahead, the library can be found at Yari Road in Versova, add to the collection and donate! The best part about this library is that it remains open late till 11 PM and one can drop by even post work!

 

Trilogy

A specially curated library with a spacious reading room for members. 

This library owned and run by book lovers have taken great care to create a wonderful environment for one to dive into reading. The library boasts of carefully curated collection with an impressive variety of genres. Trilogy also houses a studio space for conducting an array of fun workshops and literary events. One can register online or drop by their beautiful space between 11 AM – 9 PM on all days of the week.