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The tale of Trilogy: How an indie Bandra bookstore builds its reader community

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Updated on: 23 April,2022 12:50 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Nascimento Pinto | nascimento.pinto@mid-day.com

In a relatively short period, Bandra-based Trilogy has managed to create a comfortable space where patrons – young and old – can bond while browsing and buying books. In part four of 'Shelf Life', Mid-day Online visits the Momayas, the couple behind this 8-year-old bookshop cum library

The tale of Trilogy: How an indie Bandra bookstore builds its reader community

Ahalya and Meethil Momaya, founders of Trilogy Bookstore in Bandra have been personally encouraging readers to explore different genres and have built a community over time. Photo: Nascimento Pinto/Mid-day file pic


“Two couples who met here got married,” reveals Ahalya Momaya, co-founder of Bandra-based Trilogy, an independently curated bookstore and library. “We know of this couple who were longing for a baby, and now their baby is a member here,” she adds, gleefully. That’s the kind of community and relationships the bookstore situated in Chimbai village near Jogger’s Park has managed to cultivate, ever since it was started by Bandra-based couple Meethil and Ahalya Momaya in 2014. While many came to read and buy books, they have now become lifelong friends. 


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