IN PHOTOS: Sell, donate and buy books for cheap at Pramod Book Centre in Borivali

At Pramod Book Centre, located in Borivali's Mahavir Nagar, one can pick their favourite book from a massive collection of 10,000 books

Updated On: 2024-02-20 07:33 AM IST

Compiled by : Aakanksha Ahire

Pramod Pandey has been running the bookstall for the past 13 years. Photos Courtesy: Aakanksha Ahire

Pramod Pandey(41) is the owner of Pramod Book Centre located in Borivali’s Mahavir Nagar. Pandey embarked on his book-selling journey from South Mumbai’s Flora Fountain area – a place popular for housing a large number of booksellers. 

At Pramod Book Centre, one can pick their favourite read from a massive collection of 10,000 books. Unlike many book stalls in Mumbai that are struggling to attract customers, Pandey has over 50 customers visiting the stall and purchasing books daily. Pandey claims he makes a sale of a minimum of 100 books daily. 

All books available here are second-hand copies. You can buy books across genres at Pramod Book Centre prices starting at Rs 100. 

One can purchase a book and return it after reading it at an exchange rate of 70 per cent. This means that if you purchase a book for Rs 100 and return it in a month, you will get back Rs 70. You can also have an extension of two to three months.  

Pandey sources his stock of books from book dealers, however, a majority of his books are also a result of donations. 

He says, “People often sell books to scrap stores. So I encourage my customers to give them to me instead, so I can put them to better use. I pay them in return.”  

This bookseller also gets a bulk of books in the form of donations without having to offer money in return. So if you plan on discarding your old books, you know where to go.  

Pramod Book Centre 
Address: Mahavir Nagar, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400068
Contact No: 097697 62976

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