And then the pushcarts dissapeared.
A couple of months ago, Jamash did an excellent post on buying books. He mentioned the second hand books market at University Road, near Expo Centre, opposite Masjid Bait-ul-Mukarram. Every now and then I’d get myself books from there and got quite the shock last week when I went. All I saw was an empty ground. With no hint of there ever being any push carts filled to the skies [okay maybe not that high] with books of all kinds. The added benefit of the place was that if you buy books from there, you could return them [if you’re the kind who doesn’t hoard the books you buy] at a lower rate and buy another by adding just a few more rupees to the equation.
Hyderi used to have a pretty big second hand book market too, at least till a few years ago, the pushcarts used to keep dissapearing and coming back every few months. Haven’t been there in the longest time so not sure if they’re still there or not. Now what I’m wondering is where all the pushcarts from Opposite Masjid Bait ul Mukarram went. And if they’ll be back. Does anyone know?