What you see – Current Books is situated at Convent Junction far away from busy crowded streets. It is a sister concern of DC Books, which is one of the leading book stores in the state. It also stocks most books published by the same company. The store is very organized with different sections clearly labeled. We came across many translated autobiographies of many world leaders displayed in the shelves.
What you get – Current Books mainly has Malayalam titles. The store also stocks some English fiction, non-fiction, biographies, autobiographies and comics for kids. You can also find various informative CDs and DVDs on subjects like yoga, classical music, computers and more.
In Malayalam writing, you can find the works of renowned writers like Vaikom Muhammad Basheer published by DC Books in an effort to bring the works of this eminent author to the people of Kerala. Apart from the works of Basheer, there are other novels, short stories, poems and essays and even screenplays of Malayalam movies, translated versions of biographies and autobiographies. The average price of a book in this section is Rs. 50.
English titles from established publishers like Oxford, Penguin and Wordsworth Editions London, include literary classics like The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer and the plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare.
MetroMela was told that Current Books provides various discounts and schemes for its customers. You can get their VIP gold card to avail various discounts by paying Rs. 3,000. It can be used at any outlet of DC or Current Books in the state. The card is valid for five years during which period you can pick up books and pay for them in instalments. We were told that regular customers are given several other discounts besides the VIP card facility.
Our verdict –If you are looking for Malayalam books, this store is the right place for you. The organized display is helpful in finding books easily. The parking space is just enough for five cars.
Anytime between - 9.30 AM - 7.30 PM