Katharsis & Twice Read: Readers Festival

Readers Festival is an experience to connect with readers, become a better reader and celebrate the love of words we all mutually share – together!

From truckload of books either for free or at steal prices, ideas worth getting inspired from, workshops to tinkle the reader within and honoring the mavericks who have taken the reading culture forward – this one of its kind festival will leave you feeling blessed to have chosen reading as your hobby 🙂

Explore books

Explore great books for free by exchanging used books or buy new ones at steal discounts.

Express Ideas

Express what you learned from the books you have enjoyed reading or simply listen to ideas worth getting inspired from

Share a cause

Participate in the biggest book donation drive in Mumbai with Indian Development Foundation to promote reading culture


Don’t just stroll over the fest – meet like-minded people and stay connected post-festival!

Speakers line up –

• Anand Neelakantan (Mythology Author) on ‘The rise of mythology fiction as a genre’

• Apurupa Vatslya (CoFounder – Bibliotherapy) on Restorative Power of Reading

• Geeta Ramanujam (Founder – Kathalaya) on Storytelling for leaders

• Srinivas Vakati (Founder – Expert Learners Academy) on How to read effectively

• Panel discussion on ‘Connecting the reader within you through book communities’ with Books on Toast, Juhu book club and book exchange club of Mumbai.

Workshops line up –

• Frame that quote by The tipsy canvas

• A zine for emotions by the author of amazing poetry book ‘Hineni’ – Shivranjana Rathore

• Bookmarks for climate change by Quibbletrunk

• Latte art for the coffee lover within you

Curated bookish experiences line up –

• Book exchange – swap your old reads with each other!

• Book donation with Indian Development Foundation – fulfill their wishlists instead of throwing books to raddi!

• Speed shopping – flat discounts at stalls for 60 minutes – grab as much as you can!

• Lock – a – box with Fort, Mumbai booksellers – fit in how much ever books you can to take home in a box!

• Bibliotherapy & the pao of love – use your hobby of reading & writing to overcome heartbreak and move on!

• Nerdlit by Katharsis – calling out fandom out there – join us in the debate and quizzes for sci-fi literature and comics genre – win prizes!

• Witches, Wizards, and Wands by Katharsis – an exclusive experience based on those whose names cannot be taken 😛

• Storytelling for business – to entrepreneurs and wannapreneurs – geek out on the books on business you’ve always learnt from!

• The riddler – Augmented reality based clues – we have an AR based quiz for you all – show us how smart you are with this experiential quiz and win prizes!

• Book bingo – get to know fellow readers in the festival!

• Rewrite Game of Thrones with Half Baked Beans – a fan fiction writing contest for those who think they can write better than HBO writers!

• An anthology on ‘Read’ with Storymirror – show us your love of reading – whether books, emotions or people!

• 50 curated and awesome stalls on more books, good food and games!

We also have amazing contests lined up for you to win amazing prizes – from getting published, winning goodies to sponsored literary trail trip – we have got it all!

Lit it up now!


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