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Published on Fri, Jun 01, 2012 at 14:08
   
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Oxford Bookstore, Bengaluru

Oxford Bookstore, Bengaluru

The Space
Situated in the heart of the city, at 1 MG Mall Unit no 2 & 3 Upper Ground Floor. Oxford Bookstore showcases the very essence of Bangalore. The three components, the bookshop, event space and Cha Bar, while retaining their individual identities, are woven together in one space creating a unique story of a uniquely designed space. This design concept has been the organising principle of all the Oxford Bookstores and it has evolved over time.

 

The various sections display books on a range of topics. Relax into the specially designed comfortable seating areas, and enjoy your favourite author in complete privacy. Green stained wooden and metal shelves define the spaces and terracotta tiles line the floor. A unique "shop within a shop" concept evolves as different sections enact their own drama

with the main plot merging with sub plot to showcase their own separate "mini-worlds".

 

The contemporary and refreshing interior of the Cha Bar tempts all to satisfy the craving for "food for thought". Black and white form the colour highlights and along with glass panels, stainless steel trims and the backlit onyx bar top create a space of complete rejuvenation. Cha Bar flows into the event space, providing a physical space to unwind, observe, listen, think, dream and read.

 

Warm timber finished event area, recreating the ambience of a library or salon, is perfect for book readings, exhibitions and performances. Adjoining shelves hold volumes on Business, IT and Reference. This multi use space contributes to the various literary events, and elevates the experience of book buying and browsing to a different plane.

 

The design of all Oxford Bookstores transcends that of any conventional bookshop and encourages the habit of reading and collecting books. This is our third store in the city, it is the latest effort towards such an endeavour.

 

The Shelves
Leveraging on relationship build over 80 years with various publishers and writers, Oxford Bookstore brings to the city an enviable selection of books offering over 70,000 titles. Key players in the industry like Penguin India, Oxford University Press, HarperCollins are well represented as well as more specialist and eclectic publishing houses like Kali for Women, Tara, Katha, Zubaan, as are prominent international publishing giants.

 

World's largest publisher of Art books Thames and Hudson (UK) have joined hands exclusively with Oxford Bookstore to bring the latest titles to the discerning book lovers of India. Our shelves also have enviable collections from Scalo (France, UK and Germany), Stiedl (Germany), Phaidon (UK), Taschen (Germany & UK) and Rizzoli (UK).

 

The store offers 70,000 titles spread over 45 sections along with music, gifts for book lovers, a gallery space and Internet facilities.

 

In addition to the popular sections of Fiction, Non-fiction, Business, Literature, there are well-researched sections dealing with Health, Yoga, Tantra and Reiki. The New Age section is an important addition and section on Religion, Art & Architecture are also well stocked. Other important sections include Indian writing in English, Reference and Nature. A large collection of Indian and International magazines is systematically organized for easy accessibility.

 

A special section for the kids, the travel section is a must see for any tourist to the city and the well researched recipe section which is sure to provide gastronomic delights to the buyer. A well-stocked Vernacular section offering the latest in regional publishing has been specially arranged to encourage the reading of literature in South Indian languages.

 

Cha Bar
Cha Bar, a space that narrates the complete tea story and offers a range of teas from the world over, is a part of the store experience.

 

Gifts
Gifts, reading-related items as well as a range of beautiful stationary are all available here.

 

Performance/Events
Oxford Bookstore MG Mall, Bengaluru takes pride in being one of the few outlets in the country that will host Book launches, Book Readings, Signings and lively interactive sessions with established literary gurus, as well as aspiring writers from India and abroad. The store was inaugurated by Padma Shri Shashi Despande, along with guest of honor Padmabhusan Professor U.N Ananthamurthy. To celebrate the launch of Oxford Bookstore MG Mall, Bengaluru on 23rd May 2012, Sahitya Academy yuva puraskar winner, Vikram Sampath performed Vandana. The evening was followed by book reading, interactive sessions, book signing by Janvi Barua, Girish Kannad, Ammu Joseph, Gita Aravumudan, Shinie Anthony and many others.

 

Address - Oxford Bookstores,1 MG Mall Unit no 2 & 3 Upper Ground Floor 1/2 Swami Vivekananda Road, Opposite to Taj Vivanta Bengaluru- 560 008
Phone - +91.80.6570.4732/35
Email - oxfordmgmall@apeejaygroup.com

 
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