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In a city like Kolkata, where art and literature are a top priority, books and bookstores are regarded in high esteem. Oxford Bookstore is one of the prominent bookshops right from the Victorian period. During the British Era, the Oxford store also had toys, trinkets, silverware, photo frames and perfumes. As time went by, the brand and the bookshops radically changed and modernized to adapt to the younger generation. This shop on Park Street, on par with the name 'Oxford' that connotes quality, has an excellent collection of books and an impeccable service. From classics like 'Gone with the Wind' to the latest released titles, cds, dvds and accessories, the store has it all. It also has a computer, which allows you to check if the desired book or novel is available at the store sans any hassles. It also has a Cha Bar upstairs, where you can enjoy a cup of tea and conversations with your peers. For further details, check the website.
Earthcare Books as the name suggests is a publisher and a distributor of books written on sustainable development and environmental issues. It aims to provide practical information on our environment. Some of the areas they specialize in are natural health, alternative lifestyles, culture and world views, non-formal education, ecological agriculture and utmost care of natural resources. It is located at Park Street area and can be easily found. Members of Earthcare Books actively involve themselves in research and development on topics such as organic farming, forest regeneration and biodiversity. They also welcome critical feedback from readers and keep improving their collection. Their aim is to spread environment awareness through books and thus save our mother earth.
Story is one of the leading bookstores in Kolkata that was started in the year 1973. Apart from books they have a number of stationary products, toys, gift items, chocolates, gift vouchers and hobby items. In short it sells everything that has to do with books and book lovers. Reading enthusiasts can pick up fiction or non-fiction work. Novels, classic and epic books are easily available. The mastermind behind this excellent store is Mr Sidharth Pansari, who worked with a belief that you do not always need pen and paper to write stories. Over the years, Story has been proud to have contributed a lot to the retail and realty industry in the East of India.
Seagull Books is a publication venture that was established in the year 1982 in Kolkata. The pioneer behind this brand is Mr Naveen Kishore, who is a theater artist. It was his aim to bring out the best of theaters in the form of books and spread its knowledge across the world. The collections include fiction as well as non-fiction books. The Seagull Foundation for the Arts is actively involved in publishing reading materials in the field of art, culture and media. Seagull School of Publishing offers a professional course in editing and book design. It also offers fellowships to aspiring publishers. Seagull Art presents art exhibitions to show-case the work of senior artists. Thus, this brand works towards preserving India’s ancient culture and heritage.