Varanasi gets its first Human Library Cafe to catch up on reading and share experiences

All the events for the entire week are scheduled in prior- workshop on Monday and Tuesday; open-mic events on Wednesday and Thursday and Weekends are for guest interactions. 

How about the idea of sipping a hot coffee and engaging in a long heartwarming conversation with our favourite authors? Sounds too exciting right! All those bibliophiles in Varanasi will now get to experience this amazing thing.

Ayush Keshri who is an alumnus of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has started a new venture called 'Human Library Cafe'. With a thought to create a space to let people share their human experiences, catch up on reading and meet & greet their favourite personalities. 

The place is situated near Durga Kund Temple and it has been set up by Abhiprepana ATE World Talk, a start-up managed by Ayush which received support from IIT-BHU.

Talking about the Human Library Cafe, Ayush quoted The Logical Indian, "The idea is to create an alternative for young people where information and knowledge sharing can be carried out easily. For recreational purposes, we have clubs and bars but we do not have such a universal forum for interactions and meaningful conversations apart from educational institutions. We, thus, introduced 'human books' besides conventional publications".

They invite many prominent authors, doctors, government officials, scientists and scholars to hold discussions with the members. The personalities talk about their experiences and also conduct QnA sessions.

The young entrepreneur had further stated that the food and beverages are a part of the menu to cover the day-to-day expenses. In the meantime, they are running a subscription program of 3 months which costs Rs.1,100. A member gets access to all the events and can also avail of discounts on purchasing books and meals for 90 days.

All the events for the entire week are scheduled in prior- workshop on Monday and Tuesday; open-mic events on Wednesday and Thursday and Weekends are for guest interactions.