Bookmann Kolkata

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BookMann Kolkata'[1] is the largest bookstore for law books in Kolkata, India. The bookstore was formed in 1991 by the Maheshwari family, which also owns the Book Corporation.[2]

Bookmann is located outside the Calcutta High Court. Unlike any other bookstore in Kolkata, Bookmann encourages the store premises to be a centre of debate and discussion. The concept has been taken from old coffee houses in Calcutta.

Bookmann's publications include West Bengal local acts like West Bengal thika tenancy, land reforms, wetland manual, housing and municipality laws. Besides serving the judiciary, Bookmann also runs a society to sponsor rational and scientific thoughts and beliefs in the orthodox Hindu system.

Besides Bookmann, a number of other bookstores thrive in the area. Founded in 1991, the company has seen a generation of law students turn into successful lawyers and barristers specializing in topics of diverse interest. Bookmann has ventured into software for lawyers which enables them to find relevant material from court judgements. Regular patrons include barristers such as S.K. Kapoor and criminal experts including Milan Mukherjee.

Bookmann has active partnerships with law schools in India including NUJS and Hazra Law College. The company is associated with the Alliance Clubs International,[3] whose motto is secular, social and nationalist. The store is managed by Vaibhav Maheshwari, who is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Indore.


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