Sunday, August 16, 2015

Books on Toast - Book Exchange Party on August 25

A One of its Kind Festival for Book Lovers in Mumbai on August 22, 23

Books on Toast is a Book Donation Drive and Sale conducted in Mumbai by Anuya Jakatdar, an avid book lover and social media junkie. The drive, in its fourth edition this year, begins with patrons donating books at various drop off points across the city for a three-week period, which culminates in a sale at The HIVE, Khar on Saturday, 22nd and Sunday, 23rd August, 2015 from 12 pm onwards. This year, in partnership with The HIVE, Books on Toast has transformed into a two-day books destination with a lot more activities added to the agenda that range from book signings and readings by popular authors to a Book Pub Quiz and a Book Exchange Party, making it a true celebration of books and those passionate about them.

Proceeds from the sale go to the Dharavi Art Project, an NGO dedicated to bringing art into the lives of children living in Dharavi.

Here is a complete schedule of shows that will be a part of the Books on Toast Festival

August 22, 2013
12 pm: Book Sale Starts

What Makes Great Characters Great, an interactive talk by N Shatrujeet : 3 pm to 4 pm

Shakespeare for Dummies by Karishma Attari: 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Humour By Women (As Explained to a Boy) by Kiran Manral and Shunali Shroff, moderated by Kunal Kamra: 7 pm to 8 pm 

August 23, 2013

12 pm: Book Sale Starts

Story of Ahalya by Katha Project: A workshop : 2.20 pm to 3.30 pm

The Books on Toast Open Mic for Storytellers: 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

A Workshop in Writing and Getting Published by Meghna Pant: 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm

Pub Quiz: 8 pm onwards

But that’s not all. On August 25, we are welcoming book lovers and readers to congregate at Dolally Taproom, Bandra for a Book Exchange Party, 7 pm onwards – a party that allows for mingling over books. You walk in and drop your book at the entrance, and walk out with a new one giftwrapped for you. Besides that there will be games, plenty of secret announcements to keep you busy through the evening

Books On Toast has been conducted for the past three years at various locations across Mumbai, and has been successfully replicated in Bangalore and Chennai. In the past, we’ve raised funds from Rs 22,000 to 60,000, which have benefited various organisations supporting children’s causes, like Hamara Footpath and 3…2…1 Education.

Address: The HIVE, 50-A, Huma Manison, Opp Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village Road, Khar Danda, Khar West, Mumbai 52

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