Second had book shop is a place where used books of all types are available. There is no doubt that a second hand book shop is a real treasure of books. Many books are rare and they are very useful. I think sometimes we should visit second hand book shop. Once I wanted some books. I went from shop to shop but could not procure them from any where. At last a book seller asked me to go to the Anwar Book Depot a second hand book shop at 40 Urdu Bazar Lahore.
On the Thursday in the morning I went to Anwar book Depot and inquired about those books. Then man in charge found out one of the books at once. For the rest he had to search I therefore offered to help him in searching the books. He readily allowed me to get in and search the books which I wanted. Both of us got busy in our work to find out the required books.
During the search I was amazed to see a store of innumerable books. Ali Baba would not have been so much amazed on seeing the treasures of the forty thieve in their cave. As I was amazed. It was a treasure house of rare editions of many old books. There were many tall big shelves containing all sorts of books. All the books were carefully arranged. One third was for science and so on. There were books on all topics and on all subjects.
We searched the books from shelf to shelf it was like searching shells of pearls at the bottom of the sea. While doing so I came across some books of my favourite authors. As I wanted them to read I took them out and keep them with me. After some search I found out the books which I required but I did not feel like stopping the search because there were many useful books.
All the books were so good that I could not help looking into other shelves with a view to find one interesting books To my good fortune I found out a number of them Again it was not possible for me to buy all of them.
During the selection I took out about twenty books more. If I bought all the books the price would have been beyond my means. So I had to select only a few of them. It was a pleasant worry such as we experienced in a jeweller's shop while selecting jewellery. This job may be easy but selection of a book is a tough job.
In the end I made final choice of six books over and above the books that I wanted I paid the price of all the books and went home. I was surprised all the way. How much treasure of books was available at the second hand book shop.
I had not only the full satisfaction of getting the books that I wanted but I had also the pleasure of finding some good books of my favorite authors. My visit to that shop was really memorable. I wish to visit the shop again at leisure to have the joy of searching good books and buying some of them.