2019 was special for us at LeftWord Books. We turned 20 this year. Even the bookstore – May Day – is 6 years old now.
'There was barely place to stand!' is what we reported last year. But we broke our own record this year, with over 800 of you joining our May Day celebrations.
Amidst all the books, coffee, pastries and music, we went around asking you questions. Hope that didn't bother much. We were only trying to survey who was visiting us. The total number who agreed to take the survey w[...]
Dear Book Club member,
Greetings from LeftWord!
Over the years, you've been our staunchest supporter. You've responded to our books with comments and feedback. You've promoted our books on social media, in educational institutions and libraries, and through word of mouth. You've also been a source of tremendous financial support for us, by buying directly from us, rather than through a bookseller. For all this, and more, we are truly grateful.
Many of you have expressed a desire for t[...]
On May 1, the May Day Bookstore (run by LeftWord Books) completed five years.
Over these five years, the May Day event at the bookstore has become an important annual punctual point in Delhi’s political/cultural calendar. This is no mean feat, considering the location of the store — in West Delhi, in a neighbourhood with a large concentration of working people and migrants. NDTV covered the event in their 'Art Matters' section and here's a report about our unique vibrant community space: