“If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it”. – Toni Morrison
If you are in Lucknow then you need not to write a book for your search….Universal Booksellers is the right place. Summer time…School time…Books time…Universal time…Yes, this is the place which provides you complete school books along with stationary and a luxurious Ganjing ! If you like reading, then again it is the right place for all type of books you can even think !
Established in 1930’s near the present Sahu Cinema, Hazratganj it was re-located near the present GPO crossing in 1970’s. Universal Booksellers has been adjudged as the ‘Best Bookseller in India for 2005-06’. Mr Chander Prakash is a dynamic personality of Lucknow and is the President of ‘Connect Lucknow’ and ‘Ex-Chief Warden Civil Defence’. He is active figure for the promotion of Lucknow’s rich heritage & culture. 150th celebration of the 1st shot of 1857 war was remembered at the roof-top of Universal Booksellers. He is a prominent figure, wherever Lucknow needs him and he is regularly engaged in literary activities.
Edmund Burke was of the opinion “To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting” and is true with Mr Prakash. Universal Bookstore is the centre of Literary activities…..Tom Alter, Shobha De, Vinod Mehta, Leela Seth, Gurcharan Das, Vikas Swaroop, etc are the regular visitors at his store ! Readers are also regularly informed about the new book arrivals.
Founder LUCKNOW Society has the priviledge to meet him and discuss about Lava ( the second collection of poetry by Javed Akhtar ) and other latest book arrived in his store. LUCKNOW Society salutes Mr Chander Prakash for providing one-stop solution for all books from childhood to each & every requirement and last but not the least…..upgrading the knowledge of people!
“The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television”. Andrew Ross