In the age of e-books and e-readers, paperbacks and hardbacks continue to be sought-after commodities amongst avid readers and book collectors
In the age of e-books and e-readers, paperbacks and hardbacks continue to be sought-after commodities amongst avid readers and book collectors. Anarkali, where you can find anything and everything, is home to one of the largest book stalls in the city of Lahore. Every Sunday, sellers set up shop by propping up tables, piling them with books from every genre conceivable.
Set against the backdrop of one of the oldest surviving bazaars in South Asia, this Sunday book fair is popular amongst those looking for vintage books and rare finds. It is not unusual to find a well-kept first edition amongst the stacks, which makes this a beloved spot for book collectors. All you need to walk away with something that you will treasure for a long time is a little patience and a keen eye. For those who are looking to dip their toe in the sea of books, this is a great place to start with, without breaking the bank.
In the age of the coronavirus pandemic, open air stalls have become increasingly popular and this Sunday book fair presents the perfect opportunity to go out and unwind whilst you rifle through treasured pre-loved books.