Bookosmia came alive (in official records) in Mar’17 with the intent of making reading more attractive to kids, and a promise of retelling old Indian folk-lore contextualized to today’s reality. The name, Bookosmia- smell of books - should give a “subtle” hint to what we trip on.
Here are a few things we would like you to know about us-
We love reading. We care about the effect of screen time on kids- We care about physical books
We would like to use technology to help us, not overpower us. In this age of attention economy, “Time Well Spent” is our core design principle and we don’t want you to stay hooked on to us. We are not on Twitter.
We want to keep the stories real. Our kids are not heroes in every day lives. They are however brave when they learn to express themselves freely
We like stories, reading many and telling some
Founded by Nidhi Mishra, an ex-banker who pivoted from a 10 year banking career to her passion for reading and luring others to read (admittedly, at times forcibly). Nidhi is from Lucknow and poetic about her roots. She went to Lady Shri Ram College , Delhi University to pick up an Honours in Mathematics and a feminist flair on the side. An MBA from IIM Lucknow took her to a decade long career in the financial sector, which she finally quit as she suffers from a (misplaced) sense of satisfaction and a drive to do something meaningful with her time.
Illustrated by Parvathi Pillai, ex- Design Head at Chumbak who is now making peace with Finnish weather as she studies design further, the book is rich in colours, vibrant in its characters and sparks imagination. Parvati is a big name in the Indian designer circles and true to her reputation, has made every little corner of the book come alive in each of its characters.Know more about her here