Love to Read? The Story of This Fisherman-Turned-Bookstore Owner Will Make Your Dayby The Daily Eye Team February 10 2017, 2:32 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 34 secs
Known for its UNESCO-approved heritage sites, Mahabalipuram is a popular destination for travellers from around the world. Located 60km from Chennai, the town (also known as Mamallapuram) is also known for its fishing community most of whose members live in the famous fishermen’s colony. Situated a stone’s throw from the colony, Otthavadai Street is a cacophony of sights and sounds. Budget guesthouses share the road with stores selling hippie-chic clothes and cafes that whip up a mean filter coffee. Tucked away in the midst of colourful store fronts, Apollo Books, run by former fisherman and bookworm Apollo Kumaresan, is a treasure trove of books.