Thursday, June 3, 2010

FLIPPING OVER

Probably I'm late, as usual. Probably everyone of you have already been there and done that.

But I'm just so, so excited about about this on-line bookshop I've just found out about - FLIPKART.COM.

They have the most amazing collection of books that most other bookshops (even my favourite haunts like Landmark and Crossword everywhere) do not have in stock. And they offer you pretty decent discounts! And they'll deliver it home, if home is in India, without any shipping charges!

I managed to track down a whole lot of completely delicious and completely unavailable-elsewhere women detective fiction authors from the 1940s-1960s. Everybody's heard/read/seen/bought/trashed/loved Agatha Christie. Her contemporary, Dorothy Sayers, - more erudite, and, ergo, less popular - graces Crossword/Landmark shelves in her shiny reprinted avatars. But I totally flipped over when I found rows and rows of juicy murder mysteries by Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh (Christie, Sayers, Allingham and Marsh are together revered as the Queens of British Golden Age Crime Fiction), Josephine Tey and Patricia Wentworth! Virtually close enough for me to reach out and touch! Now I can't wait to bite into them!!! And it's great fun just browsing along and adding random favourites to my wishlist!

But if you are completely unmoved by Miss Marple and Miss Silver, Lord Peter Wimsey, Roderick Alleyn, Inspector Grant or Albert Campion and the rest of those ancient genteel-detectives, you can always search and find your own poison!

A site for all bibliophiles to flip over!! I have!

30 comments:

Swaram said...

It is a wonderful site indeed :) I just ordered 2 books again :P
I luvv the discounts that they offer in addition to the wonderful collection :)

magiceye said...

sounds interesting indeed!

Shahid said...

I had just ordered a couple of books from the same site....The service was awesome so were the discounts...and well now I am recommending the site to a lot of people......I am sure you will love it as you keep ordering stuff on it....


Shahid a.k.a Shady West Side

Aparna said...

It's indeed a blessing for the book lovers. I have ordered in the past. Not only they offer great discounts they also deliver within the stipulated time. The best thing is now you can always buy those books which are not readily available in India.

Nona said...

Thanks for the site!

Pinku said...

happy reading :)

The Coffee Cup said...

Am loving this journey through the blogroll of my fellow bloggers because its guided me to some very interesting blogs. Today's discovery is yours and am enjoying it.
Flipkart is cool indeed. So is the blog and the other write-ups. Nice to meet up.

cutting said...

Hi Sujata,
Flipkart is great...i found all Atul Gawande books there which are difficult to find outside and also on a discount!!
Happy reading!

呈均 said...

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Meira said...

They're efficient and quick. And good discounts.

玉鳳玉鳳 said...

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Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

too bad I'm in the US...but then I have amazon.com...so all's right in the world! :)

Pesto Sauce said...

Do they deliver books in Muscat? I am desperately looking for a good bookstore here

Jyothi said...

Hey, thanks for the link. I generally buy books from India during my trips there. I am thinking, I can order books to be sent to my mom's place and collect it when I go there. Ain't I smart! :)

Tomz said...

Agatha Christie is my favorite second to Conan Doyle, perhaps I am being partial to the charisma of Sherlock Holmes. I read many Agatha Christie stories featuring Poirot and Marple and I like 'Hercule Poirot's Christmas' most. I also read 'Elephants can remember', but last week I happened to read in newspapers that 'the Queen of crime Fiction' was in the initial stages of Alzheimer's while writing that one.

Bhaswati said...

Hi, Sucharita

Found the link to your blog while going through old posts on my blog. Am connecting to you now. Do drop by when you can.

And yes, Flipkart is great!

Sumandebray said...

No I haven't been there yet... But hope to be there soon. Good to have the direction

歐英傑 said...

真正的友誼,有如健康失去時,始知其價值........................................

皇銘 said...

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義珊 said...

你不能決定生命的長度,但你可以控制它的寬度..................................................................

Onkar said...

Thanks. I will check the site out.

Onkar said...

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Onkar said...

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Onkar said...

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Onkar said...

Thanks. I will check the site out.

Onkar said...

Thanks. I will check the site out.

sidhubaba said...

As long as you don't give yourself kart blanche and flip out....

Jaquanda Rae said...

I use amazon too. I got my friend to get a book for me that is written by a close friend of mine. Since I got it and read it, I write and build poems in my head every day.

Piscean Angel said...

Right !!! I ordered R. K. Narayan's American Diary from there too ... s'thg that I cudn't find in any of the shops.

Piscean Angel said...

For people in Bangalore, Mumbai & Pune there's this online library called librarywala.com. I'm a member with them. They deliver books at your preferred add (off or res) & pick them up from you when you want. It's really awesome. Check it out.