This year is already off to a great start for us here at Liberty Books. We have just embarked on a new project (aka The Project), which if all goes and Murphy stays far far away from the situation will be ready later this month. The reason we are posting about it is that we want you to join us on this (albeit short, but very interesting) journey.
What journey is this and where are we off to, you ask? Well, it so happens that a few months ago we closed one of our makeshift stores in Karachi. It was never a permanent project to start off with but ever since it closed we’ve had many customers ask us why this store closed down all of a sudden. And we admit, we should have said something. For that, we apologize profusely. But we are also making up for it. You see, this space is one of the few locations we have which is not in a mall and has a very nice quiet feel about it. Perfect, for a bookshop where one could spend hours.
Therefore, came about The Project. While many details are currently in the works at the moment we can tell you that while this outlet will be a Liberty Books outlet in the effort and resource behind it but what you will experience as a customer will be something new and wonderful (or so we hope). Just to give you a feel of the place, we are not going to be placing any new furniture, all we want you to see when you enter the store are piles and piles of books for you to scout through and several hiding spots. What’s more? We’re thinking some chai / coffee AND we’ll keep some board games (remember those?) there as well. We’re currently scavenging through raddi-walas for the décor. And one find, we will share with you because it had some of us jumping with joy (quite literally). We wanted a record player in the store, you know for the real feel with some LP’s playing. We found one and surprisingly (because Sunday Bazaar can be a potluck) it works and it sounds beautiful. So here’s what it looks like and we hope you’ll see it live soon!