Book market

Your favorite place for old books

For those who live far from Nilkhet, the book market in Mirpur 10 is quite promising. Photo: Palash Khan

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Whatever type of book you are looking for, you will find it at Mirpur 10 book market.

For those who live far from Nilkhet, the book market in Mirpur 10 is quite promising. Photo: Palash Khan

Nilkhet is the most popular choice when it comes to buying old books, but it can be quite difficult to get there for those who live on the other side of town. Luckily for you, the book market in Mirpur 10 is quite promising.
“For me it is a matter of convenience. If I have to go to Nilkhet, it takes pretty much the whole day and I cannot afford to waste that kind of time. I live in Mirpur 2, so it It’s pretty much within walking distance for me. Plus they have a pretty decent collection so I come here often,” said Sumaiya Rayeen, an English Literature student.

Location

Although it may seem a bit crowded these days due to nearby metro station constructions, the market is thriving. Photo: Palash Khan

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Whatever type of book you are looking for, you will find it at Mirpur 10 book market.

Although it may seem a bit crowded these days due to nearby metro station constructions, the market is thriving. Photo: Palash Khan

The Mirpur 10 book market, sometimes referred to as the antiquarian book market, is easy to navigate. With Mirpur 10 roundabout and Mirpur 10 bus stand as a landmark, one can find the “Fire and Civil Defense Training Complex”. The old book market starts from here and stretches along the paths to the ‘Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium’. Although it may seem a bit crowded these days due to nearby metro station constructions, the market is thriving.

Books

From the complete set of ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘The Art of War’ and from the biography of ‘Elon Musk’ to the books of ‘Sidney Sheldon’, you will find everything in this market. Photo: Palash Khan

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Whatever type of book you are looking for, you will find it at Mirpur 10 book market.

From the complete set of ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘The Art of War’ and from the biography of ‘Elon Musk’ to the books of ‘Sidney Sheldon’, you will find everything in this market. Photo: Palash Khan

From the complete set of ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘The Art of War’ and from the biography of ‘Elon Musk’ to the books of ‘Sidney Sheldon’, you will find everything in this market. There are over thirty different shops set up along the trail and they stock all kinds of books. Textbooks, proofs, reference works or original copies of literary excellence, they can all be found if they search patiently. However, when it comes to academic books, only used books are available here.
“I have found a gem here. This is an original copy of Dena-Paona by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. The interior inscriptions, notes and seals indicate that this is a 1970 book. So this book is much more older than me,” Miraj Ahmed said. , a graduate student showing off the book he raves about.

The market

The market starts at 10 a.m. and remains open until 10 p.m. Books come from all kinds of places. Some come from other wholesalers; some are collected through antiquarian book dealers. Besides buying books, one can even bring old books here and drop them off if they wish.
There are no permanent businesses, all businesses are on the sidewalk. This poses a number of problems.
“The rainy season is a very difficult time for us. As you can see, the stores here have no roof. We use tarpaulins to cover the books when we close the store, and the same covers as the roof Very often, a number of books are destroyed due to rainwater, but there is not much we can do about it,” said Asaduzzaman, a trader in his 40s.
Like Asaduzzaaman, most shopkeepers here have to watch the sky like a Jacobean bird, only instead of getting excited about the rain, they have to hurry to close the shops because their livelihood depends on it.
The metro station is another factor that has rattled a number of traders here at the Antiquarian Book Market. There is a sense of fear among many of them. “We don’t know what will happen, but it’s possible that they will kick the book market out of here. We don’t know where we will go then,” another trader called Kamrul Hasan said grimly. .

Buying new books is easy, but caution should be exercised when buying used books. Photo: Palash Khan

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Whatever type of book you are looking for, you will find it at Mirpur 10 book market.

Buying new books is easy, but caution should be exercised when buying used books. Photo: Palash Khan

Buying new books is easy, but caution should be exercised when buying used books. Some of them may be damaged or too fragile. Some manuals may be too outdated. If you visit the antiquarian book market, make sure you have time to browse patiently before buying.