India: Alternative book store earns laurels (IPS, 1998)


SUNS 4249 Thursday 9 July 1998 Mapusa, India, Jul 11 (IPS/Frederick Noronha) — Welcome to the ‘Other India Book Store’, an unusual shop here in coastal Goa state, that keeps only titles and writers from Africa, Latin America and Asia. Located in a small building, alongside a private hospital and lawyers office, ‘OIBS’, as the bookshop is called, has been in the business of selling alternative journals, literature and periodicals for 10 years. Launched by the lawyer-environmentalist couple, Norma and Claude Alvares, it has been doing brisk mail-order business in promoting ideas and publications of not-for-profit Indian and international organisations. … Continue reading India: Alternative book store earns laurels (IPS, 1998)