Bengal Boi, one of the dearest and beloved bookstores in the capital known for catering book-lovers since 2017, has reopened the store and cafe at the Bengal Shilpalay in Dhanmondi on Friday - pleasing the book-lovers who started worrying about its recent state after its shutdown and eviction from its previous space.
The popular bookstore reopened its activities at the ground floor of Bengal Shilpalay Bhaban in Dhanmondi 27 from Friday, September 4 - after being in lockdown state and suspending activities several times since March due to the COVID-19.
Previously on August 25, the store announced from its official Facebook page that it is going to stop its operations at the previous place. After the announcement, book-lovers and regular attendees at the store lamented on social media in fear of losing another ‘breathing space’ in the capital.
“We had to shift from our previous location which was a beloved place to the book-lovers since 2017, and many of our regular customers feared that if this was the end. We are pleased to announce that we are not; in fact, we are now re-opened in our very own space at Bengal Shilpalay in Dhanmondi 16 (old 27),” Golam Sarwar Farouqui, Manager of Operations at Bengal Boi, told .
He informed that the new arrangement has expanded its famous cafe space at its lawn, along with a coffee shop on its second floor. However, the book store had to be minimized in some capacity than the previous space but he informed that it will expand soon, utilizing the structure of Bengal Gallery at the building.
Launched as a ‘bookstore cafe with a lawn’ enthralling the urban book-lovers and lit-enthusiasts on November 14, 2017 - Bengal Boi has played a significant role to thrive readership among the youth. Since launching, the platform regularly hosts music and poetry recitals, reading sessions for book clubs, book launchings, musical sessions and film screenings at its previous space in Lalmatia.
The new location is just a two-minute walk from its previous space and open to all from 10 am to 10 pm every day and 9 pm to 10 pm on government holidays.
Bengal Boi reopens new store at Dhanmondi