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BOOKAROO AT BENGALURU
2 September 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 3 September 2017 @ 4:30 PM
After 22 editions – in the North, West, East of India and one in faraway Malaysia – and one international award under its belt, Bookaroo decided to look to the south of India.
There is a little story behind this. When the Bangalore-based Funky Rainbow‘s spunky co-founders Greystroke a.k.a. Shyam Madhavan Sarada and Vidya Mani visited Delhi sometime early this year, we happened to be chatting in our office. Thinking aloud, we were wondering how it would be to go south.
“Bangalore,” they said in unison, adding persuasively, “If you want to go south, start with Bangalore.” Their arguments seemed to make perfect sense. It was an early March eight-in-the-night snap decision. Funky Rainbow’s third partner Muthamma B Devaya was around somewhere in Delhi while this momentous decision was being arrived at.
One thing led to another and here we are, five months down the line with a new city on the Bookaroo map. On September 2nd and 3rd, Bookaroo’s will touch down in the charming city of Bengaluru (to give the city its rightful name).
Funky Rainbow is a travelling children’s bookshop that carries an exclusive selection of Indian children’s books and puts them up for sale at children’s events across Bangalore (and online for the rest of India). What could be a better fit?
And the venue? Bookaroo’s home in Bengaluru will be the sprawling Freedom Park with its awe-inspiring history. We hope Bookaroo in Bengaluru becomes as loved as it is in the other cities it has visited. Take a look at the fantastic line-up of authors, illustrators and storytellers you will get to meet in Bookaroo Bengaluru.
See you there!
Jo Williams, Swati Roy & M Venkatesh