Kolkata, Aug 24 : Have you ever been bothered by the fact that it is very difficult to get souvenirs that celebrate Kolkata? Then worry no more as the city's leading lifestyle and bookstore, STORY, has put together an eclectic collection in their Elgin Road outlet.
Arranged neatly under the title Kolkata Souvenir are a variety of products, which combine beauty with utility, from paintings to portraits to panoramas, picture post cards, writing pads and pen stands, etc.
Each product sports a typical aspect of Kolkata, be its iconic monuments and buildings, street scenes, daily life, etc. through the line-drawings of well known artist Samir Biswas.
The products are priced reasonably so that it reaches a large number of buyers.
Especially when people are buying souvenirs, they often buy more than one unit, and if the price is high, it can be a deterrent, explained a store employee.
For example, landscape paintings cost between Rs 110 and Rs 130, Kolkata memorabilia writing books are priced between Rs 130 and Rs 225, paper weights cost Rs 150, etc.
Interestingly, STORY from Primarc Group, had a special corner for Kolkata-related books from the very beginning, called Calcutta Chronicles.
The souvenirs have now strengthened STORYs love for Kolkata.
About STORY: There are a total of four STORY outlets in West Bengal. They are in Elgin Road; Diamond Plaza Mall, Nager Bazar; Avani River Side Mall, Howrah and Junction Mall, Durgapur.
The flagship bookstore of STORY, was launched on April 15, 2014, in Kolkata. It claims to be eastern Indias largest standalone bookstore covering an area of 15,000 sq feet.
STORY also helps students of Future Hope, an NGO in Kolkata that provides home and school for street children, by training them at various stores during summer internships. It also raises funds and donates books, gifts and toys to various charity organisations.
Share a Story initiative collected 10,000 books and handed it over to Future Hope and Mukti Rehabilitation Centre. STORY contributes books for the annual Carnival and Jumble Sale at IICP (the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy).
Eventually a pilgrimage for all book-lovers Story has a massive collection of books of all genres and a dedicated floor for children.
Through innovative technology and outstanding customer service, Story provides more than 50000 titles. The best basket of collectible pens and writing accessories is available in the Pen Ink section.
The art street section offers art material and accessories, gift it! section has bountiful of special gift items, greetings section boasts of a wide range of all reasons greeting cards whereas the paper shop and stationery section has a comprehensive range of house paper and stationery materials of different kinds.
Image: Kolkata Souvenir/UG