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Premier Book Shop

Others | Jan 1, 2003

Does everyone in Bangalore know how to get to Premier Book Shop? Of course not. You have to get to M.G.Road and then find platform Nine and Three Fourths! Clearly, you have to be a wizard to actually shop at Premier.
At a very special lunch at the warm home of Ramchandra Guha and Sujata Keshavan, on Sunday , January 27th, many wizards spoke about then dependency on the little store on Church Street. Proprietor T.S.Shanbhag, normally rather cleverly disguised as an ordinary, balding, indifferent gentleman without credit card facilities, was seen to blush and preen. Speaker after speaker spoke in the most extreme language about their
experiences at‘Premier.

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