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Literati

Literati

Literati

literati-goa.com
E/1-282 Gaura Vaddo,
Calangute
(opp old Tarkar Ice Factory,
nr Snip Salon).
Ph: (0832) 227 7740.
Mon to Sat 10am-6.30pm.
Closed in May.

Literati, located in a 100-year-old family home with a large tropical garden, is one of my favourite bookstores in India. There is an extensive stock of both new and second-hand books, ranging in price from 50 to 8,000. The Goan selection is particularly robust and signed copies by local authors are available. Customers are welcome take a seat on the comfortable sofas or at a table in the balcony café and browse. Keep an eye out for other special things, like silver bangles hand-made by French artist Francis. Owner Diviya Kapur is an active member of the Goan literary scene, hosting a rich and varied events calendar of book launches, writing workshops and a book club. She also supports Bebook, a mobile library for disadvantaged children.