Mumbai is chaotic, vibrant and incessant. Public spaces in the city can be overwhelming; personal space in Mumbai is a luxury few can afford. However, with a little coaxing, it is possible to unearth places where one can introspect and unwind with a book. This is an effort to document in photos, a few places in the city that offer solace to readers.
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An old, unassuming bookstore in one of Bandra’s many intricate by-lanes.
Birdsong Café allows patrons to sit in a relatively quiet corner with a book as the city rushes past them.
A unique hole-in-the-wall offers customers an eclectic collection of literature on the go.
Just off the main road, The Bagel Shop is cozy, intimate and welcoming.
Bandstand, Mumbai offers readers the smell of ocean salt and spray.
Tucked away in a quaint, jade-green cottage, the Yoga House café offers a serene, rustic reading atmosphere.
Coffee Culture offers readers a steaming cuppa and a place to read.
Carter Road offers readers another tete-a-tete with the sea, part 1
Carter Road offers readers another tete-a-tete with the sea, part 2
The eloquently named The Looney, the lover and the poet offers readers incredible fusion food, pulp fiction and a place to indulge their love for books.