It was a usual day and I was on my way to college. The moment I took an exit from Vishwa Vidyalaya Metro Station my heart skipped a beat, my eyes dazzled, and the day turned from ordinary to a special one! Nothing could delight me more than what I saw – a brand new Sahitya Akademi Metro Book Shop!
Sahitya Akademi has opened up a new book shop in association with DMRC on Vishwa Vidyala Metro Station right next to the exit towards Gate No. 4 (the one which leads to the university campus).
The location couldn’t be better. Vishwa Vidyalaya Metro Station already had a book shop by National book Trust and now this shop by Sahitya Akademi is definitely a cherry on cake and a delight for all the students and teachers who make up the major portion of the population commuting through this station.
Scroll down to find out all you need to know about it!
What is Sahitya Akademi?
The Sahitya Akademi (साहित्य अकादमी), India’s National Academy of Letters, is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of literature in the languages of India. It organises national and regional workshops and seminars; provides research and travel grants to authors; publishes books and journals, including the Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature; and presents the annual Sahitya Akademi Award in each of the 24 languages it supports, as well as the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement.
Why should you visit the Sahitya Akademi Metro Book Shop?
If you are someone who enjoys quality literature (that doesn’t include Chetan Bhagat and Durjoy Dutta :p ) then this will be a treat for you. Here you can find the best pieces of literature by Indian authors in various Indian languages like Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Assamese, Mailthili, Tamil, English, etc. If that is not enough, all the publications are very reasonably priced. You can pick a literary masterpiece like ‘Gora’ by Tagore for just Rs.125.
Are there any special offers for metro commuters?
Yes! You just have to flash your metro smart card and you get a discount of 15%. All DMRC employees can also avail a discount of 15%.
Where is the shop located?
Vishwa Vidyala Metro Station right next to the exit towards Gate No. 4 (the one which leads to the university campus).
What are the timings of the shop?
The shop will remain open on all days from 10 am to 6:30 pm.
On my way back from college, I happened to stop by the shop which was open to public by that time. I took a life membership to its book club! Having such an amazing store at such a convenient location is nothing less than a bliss!
So, if you are someone who commutes through Vishwa Vidyalaya Metro station, don’t forget to check it out! If you have already visited this shop, do let us know how you felt about it in your comments below!