“You missed the best part!” exclaimed the doctor as I entered the hall, an hour late. His lecture was a part of Oxford Bookstore’s first anniversary celebrations. The doctor was Mr G. Lakshmipathi, an eminent humor writer and doctor, and his speech on humor writing was totally hawesome!
I have never met a writer before, and perhaps this was why I found his lecture quite inspirational…he talked about how his friend had gone bald at a very young age, about how he discussed about sexual problems due to marriage in a marriage hall just before a marriage …and it was all so funny, that I had to laugh until my stomach hurt.
Way to go Oxford…there are not many good bookstores in Coimbatore. The prices here are quite astronomical, but still there is a much richer collection of books here than anywhere else in the city. They run fun workshops and programs almost every weekend (This Saturday at 3 – 5 o’ clock they will run an activity on anagrams.) This is where I started reading my first science fiction – my first Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. I couldn’t imagine how running a bookstore is difficult….but thats what they had to say.
Dear Booklovers and Bookworms,Its birthday time at Oxford Bookstore and Cha Bar. Yes, we have completed one year.We thank all of you who have supported us in the past year. Though the first year has been tough, your support ensured that we hung in and moved ahead.If not for your patronage and support, we would not be in a position to celebrate our anniversary.