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|Amrita and Samir Somaiya|
Kitab Khana (Hindi; literally "home for books") is an independent bookshop that was founded in 2010 inside Somaiya Bhavan, a 150-year-old building in Fort, Mumbai, India. The colonial-style structure with high ceilings and Corinthian columns often draws attention for its "old-world charm", even though the construction is recent. It has been called "India's most beautiful bookshop". The store is spread over two floors and has an in-house cafe. The shop has a wide collection of world literature, classics, and regional Indian literature in many languages, including Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and Urdu In 2021, Financial Times included the shop in a list of "the most brilliant bookshops in the world".
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