When Your Books End Up At Your Own Favorite Bookstore

A few weeks back, my books reached the founding pillars of my reading journey, my two Alma Maters and my hometown’s biggest library.

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Besides these institutions, another place that has played a huge role in my love for reading and satiated my bibliophile needs through its wonderful collection is the Crossword chain of bookstores in India, especially the one in Surat. Being the only bookstore back then which sold the most popular as well as global books, this was my go-to place for book shopping. And mind you, we didn’t have Amazon, Flipkart or any other e-commerce platforms where one could easily buy books they wanted. Hence, bookstores remained a major source for checking out latest books and buying them right away.  So, when I spoke to Dr. Harsha Patel, who is the owner of Crossword franchise store in Surat and told her about my books, she happily agreed to have them displayed and sold at her wonderful (and my favorite bookstore)


Now, besides the global reach, my books can be bought in India too! For someone who grew up buying books from this bookstore, and still buys them from here, this is like life coming full circle! If you’re a Surati or happen to be visiting Surat, do visit the bookstore (and buy one or all of my books if you’d like to!)

The books have been placed as follows:

  • One copy each of all three books in the Surti Authors section


  • The Untold Stories in Self-Help and Inspiration section


  • Zista in Indian Fiction section


  • Ten Tales in Fiction (world) section


Seeing my books placed next to some of my own favorite authors is yet another accomplishment for me as a writer and a published author!


Here are the contact details of Surat Crossword:

  • Address: 1st floor, Valentina Business Hub,Nr Shell Petrol Pump, LP Savani Rd, Surat, Gujarat 395009.
  • Working hours : 10am-11pm (everyday)
  • Contact number:  (+91) – 9924233933

The books have also been displayed at the recent Vidya Book Fair 2020, Surat at the Crossword stall (dome number 4, stall number 43) under the ‘New Arrival’ and ‘Best Seller’ section right in the front and clearly visible.


Besides this, you can also of course order them online through the below links:

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