Interesting reads

It’s now universally accepted that children need to get hooked onto reading, the faster the better.

Interesting read in The Hindu of yesterday titled ‘Buddy Books.’

Do some people shun TV (and) prefer to read books? This report in The Hindu says yes!

With all the competition that online stores are giving booksellers, are the latter scripting a new story on their survival? The ET of today reports on this trend.

Indian bookstores are changing the narrative of selling books by trying new and innovative ways to counter the threat posed by the internet age that has such scalps as the iconic US bookseller Barnes & Noble on the block.

Recognizing that the habit of reading is making a definite revival, the

Department of Public Libraries is organising Librarians’ Day march on August 12. Titled “Walk to the book — march to the library”, the programme will be flagged off by Governor H.R. Bhardwaj. The march will begin from the Raj Bhavan premises at 9 a.m

It will be interesting to see the response to the above event.

But what we found indeed interesting (Thanks Deccan Herald for this report of today!) is to note that, at the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bangalore, the largest and most over-crowded jail in Karnataka

There is a library with 40,000 books and periodicals

Sad to know that not many are into the reading habit within the 4 walls though…