About Champaca: We are writing to you from Champaca Bookstore, an independent bookstore and children's library in Bangalore. At Champaca, we curate our books and events to enable the discovery of diverse narratives. We are a community of readers. We have experienced the world differently thanks to the stories we've read and shared—they enrich us like nothing else, and we’re excited to share that with you! Until you can make it to our much-loved, quiet, green space in Bangalore, we can bring the books to you—we ship across India.
We began this month on a positive note—with our third book club meeting in the Champaca Book Subscription—where our members gathered to discuss Ursula K Le Guin's ‘The Word For World Is Forest’. Hosting a book club and creating a space where readers can come together has been our long standing dream, and these discussions are something we treasure. Would you like to be a part of our book club? Why not join the Champaca Book Subscription and read with us!
We had a packed group of children in our store this month, for a wonderful reading and drawing session with illustrator Priya Kuriyan around her book ‘Mannu And The Jamun Thief’. It was a morning full of laughter and joy! Our team also spent many dedicated hours stock-taking, reshelving books, organising our bookstore and drinking many cups of tea along the way!
If you’re in Bangalore, we invite you to visit our store, have a cup of hot coffee and go home with a bag full of books. And as always, you can find us, our book recommendations and keep up with our upcoming events, on our website, Instagram and Twitter!