Kolkata : Since its inception in 2004, Niyogi Books has published varied titles ranging from art to photography; philosophy to heritage & culture; textiles to maps and so on. We have had the privilege of publishing works of stalwarts like Keki N. Daruwalla, B.N. Goswamy, Raghu Rai, Krishna Bose, Mushirul Hasan, Jaya Jaitly, Raghu Rai, Lakshmi Holmstrom, Lokesh Chandra, Rahul Jain, George Mitchell, PC Sorcar to name a few. In the last thirteen years, we have not only been successful in reaching out to the institutions but also have been able to garner appreciation among the masses. So, this venture of opening a bookstore is an invitation to the bibliophiles in and around Kolkata to come visit us and enjoy an assortment of the best of Fiction, Translations, Non-Fiction and Illustrated titles.
Based out of Delhi, we felt the need to be in direct touch with the booklovers as they have always been a source of constant support and inspiration. And so with an aim of reaching out to all the book lovers we, Niyogi Books have come up with an idea of creating a space for all readers to come sit and relax and get a taste of some of our bestsellers.
Hence, we have banked upon this golden opportunity to reach out to the Kolkatans by providing a base at Kolkata’s historic College Street, India’s largest book market also popularly known as the “Boi Para”.
Bikash De Niyogi, Publisher, Niyogi Books, said, “To us book lovers; College Street is the ‘Mecca of books’. It is also the place where I hold my most significant and precious childhood memories. In fact, it may not be wrong to say, that it all began here. Thus, despite Delhi being the centre of our publishing activities, we thought College Street would be the most auspicious beginning to our retailing activities.”
The bookstore will be launched on 24th August at 6pm at 12/1A, 1ST Floor, Bankim Chatterjee Street (near Indian coffee House, opposite Sanskrit College) in the presence of luminaries like Shri Sankha Ghosh and Shri Goutam Ghose. Shri Sankha Ghosh is a Bengali Indian poet and critic. He is also regarded a leading authority on Rabindranath in addition to being one of the most prolific writers in Bengali. Shri Goutam Ghose is one of the most acclaimed film directors, music director, and cinematographer of modern India, who works primarily in Bengali cinema. “The Quest” published by Niyogi Books, also popular by the name “Moner Manush” is a film script by Shri Goutam Ghose.