Whoever said books are meant for nerds had better think twice. Follow Dhara Vora's shopping guide of quirky book accessories and turn your enviable book collection space into a piece of art at home. Bookshelves, bookmarks and bookends for every mood and title will help instill a love affair with the written word
Whom to point fingers at?
This book takes the purpose of the bookmark a notch up. Attach it like a regular rubberband on your book and point the finger at the exact line where you stopped. Will save you the trouble of looking up the line, cant get more easier than this.
Cost: Rs 399
At: www. hitplay.in
You might swat flies with a book, but how about squashing a man? This squished man is something right out of one's imagination about a man getting stuck in a giant encyclopedia.
Cost: Rs 549
At: Its Our Studio, Tardeo Road, Shop No 2, Arun Chambers.
Break on through to the wild side
Animal lovers might want to take note of this one. While this wooden bookshelf is bound to make a few readers go 'eeks', we have to admit, it scored high on our quirk factor report card. These guys also stock options with carved monkeys on either side.
Cost: Rs 1,500 to 1,700
At: Loose Ends.
Give knowledge a push
Go for these men who will guard your books come what may. If metallic is too boring, brighten up your shelf with these red coloured bookends. Also check out Tappu Ki Dukaan's bookends that serve as photoframes; while Loose Ends has wooden, goat-shaped bookends to amuse you.
Cost: Rs 2,828 for the metallic one and Rs 1,250 for red bookends.
At: Tappu Ki Dukaan, Kermani Building, Mezzanine Floor, Glass door through Saxonia Spects, Fort and Loose Ends for the Red Bookends.
Call: Tappu ki Dukaan 22043716
This one is for the glossies
While sorting your books, why ignore the magazines? This rack shouts for mags, literally.
Cost: Rs 1,050
At: Loose Ends, 31st road, lane opposite Shoppers stop, Bandra (W).
Shelf life of a bridge
A book shelf inspired by Bengal -- the land where many great writers come from. The Howrah Bridge shelf is a great way to sort your books.
Cost: Rs 13,900
Pink lit for some of us, please
Buy these sassy shoe bookends for all your Devil Wears Pradas and Mills and Boons. Tappu also has ones in the shape of pink crowns for all the little princesses out there.
Cost: Rs 589
At: Tappu Ki Dukaan.