Is Higginbothams getting outdated?
potum: Via Ravages, aka. Chandrachoodan
When I moved into Chennai in 99, my classmate took me to Higginbothams to buy books. It wasn’t strange that we didn’t choose Landmark, which was already a much bigger store. After all, my granddad had fond memories of Higginbothams also because they sold the books he had written and the magazine he founded and edited.
I wasn’t disappointed at all. I spend close to two hours in the classics session. I had no money, so I tried to read.
Today, that bookstore is a pale shadow compared to what Landmark, and to a lesser extent, Odyssey have become. But still don’t you love that building?