I'm in two minds about posting this, so I'd better do it quickly before I remember once more why I don't want to write about this.
Do you know Priya Cinema hall on Rashbehari? Just opposite that, in front of Smile Dental Care (I think) is a man who sells second-hand books. He sells them from a little blue cupboard which has been the same size since I first chanced upon him several years ago, and his collection is eclectic. You don't find the books that you're looking for, but you may just find several that you've given up hunting.
Ma and I almost cleared out his collection of Women's Weeklies (300 odd copies), and I bought some fun sex stuff from there. I can't tell you exactly what else I've picked up from him because they are so varied. You know how it is with these small second-hand shops. The other day I went there after a nearly two years, or perhaps more, come to think of it, and didn't like any of the books, but I came away with huge collection of Bunty-Judy-Debbie-Mandys and some Mills'n'Boons. This time, I told him sternly, I have no space for a lot of books and therefore would like to rent them, please. So we settled on a rate: Rs. 2 a day for the comics, and Rs. 5 a day for the M'n'Bs. And the 55 books are to be returned whenever I deem fit. And he gave The Bhablet a kiddy book (of dolls around the world, with cardboard pages) and refused payment for it. Vicky bought some comics, old Top Cat etc, each for Rs. 5.
Now do you see why I love this man???
He prices his books so well. I (used to) pick up a lot of junk from him, reasoning that I could spend Rs. 10 for a read. I wouldn't have spent Rs. 20 for the same book, but at Rs. 10 it was OK. I was in two minds about writing about him because I don't like to give all my discoveries away, but hey, if it keeps him in business, I'm willing to share.
So yeah, if you like, drop by and see if he has anything for you. His resources are limited, but he's a great guy and I like his way of making a sale.