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City Book Centre
City Book Centre in Andheri is managed by a voracious reader Mr. Bodade. He houses piles of non-fiction books which are his personal favorites. Textbooks for business students and aspiring doctors are found at half the price or less at this crowded abode. It also acts as a convenient and affordable library for many who would rather borrow than own. Even the fiction lovers can enjoy a trip to their bookshelves to please their preference.
A large number of visitors here are youngsters, coming from Mumbai Central, Mulund and Colaba and even a couple of book merchants from Bangalore.
Its delightful selection of 20th century fiction- Pearl Buck, Henry James, Philip Roth, John Updike and Umberto Eco gets the attention of students. A used set of the 'Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy' (the entire trilogy in five parts) goes for just Rs 300. Indian writing in English includes best sellers like Bapsi Sidhwa’s 'Ice Candy Man' and Kiran Nagarkar’s 'Ravan and Eddie' at price ranges from Rs 100 to Rs 395. Due to popular demand, it also stocked a section on Marathi literature.
This store is also a library, though one-time borrowers can avail of the rental scheme where 30 percent on the book’s current value is refunded after reading.