A Man with Great insight and A Great Booklover
Mr. H. K. Doshi
A New chapter in the history of the Book World opens when a great book lover starts his own bookshop on 23 September, 1960 under the name of Pocket Book Centre”. Mr. H K Doshi has been a man of firm conviction believing in exemplary service to book lovers. He believed not only in selling the books but in sharing the readers’ joys.
He started Pocket Book Centrewith initial stock of books worth Rs. 300.00
(Stock worth $50 at 1960 Exchange rate or stock $5.00 worth at 2007 Exchange rate)
Book Prices in 1960 could baffle any new entrants in book trade.
Following fable of prices will provide you 1960 Book Trade.

Indian Paperback Rs.1.00 to Rs.10.00
American Paperback 25c to 95c US$ rate was Rs.4.50 to Rs.6.00
British Paperbacks 1 shilling 6 pence to 7 shilling 6 pence UKP rate was Rs.16.00

Pioneers of Book publishing world over, were booklovers, the same was true of booksellers everywhere.
Today picture is completely changed. Now bookselling has all trappings, which modern marketing system can have
His philosophy of bookselling aptly proves His dedication as follows:

We don’t just sell books,
We share knowledge, friendship,
And pleasure with booklovers”

In 1972 He opened another outlet in Natraj Cinema premises, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad and after 34 years, “Natraj Book Centre” will operate at bigger & better premises near City Gold Theatre, Ashram Road in 2007.
In 1985 after having many successful book fairs He opened another outlet at Baroda to cater booklovers and institutions around Central & South Gujarat.
In 1994, He opened yet another outlet at vibrant and developing C. G. Road.
Family Business
Enthusiasm and Ambition of H. K. Doshi still continue even after four and half decades. New generations of H. K. Doshi joined him in his flourishing and ever growing Book Business.
All Bookshops are being operated by the following family members.

Pocket Book Centre: Mr. H. K. Doshi, Mr. Satish M. Doshi, Mr. Sandip H. Doshi


Natraj Book Centre: Mr. Rajiv Doshi

Baroda Book Corporation: Mr. Pravin K Doshi, Mr. Varchas P Doshi
Book Plaza: Mr. Nitin H Doshi
Baroda Book Corporation, Baroda and Book Plaza, Ahmedabad have started procurement of Hard to find book services for institutions.

“We don’t claim, we keep all the books published under the sun  
But we will try our best efforts to get book of your interest."

People of Gujarat, especially the booklovers boosted the zeal of “DOSHIS”, reciprocating their services, love, gentlemanliness and honesty and that’s why from very small clientele, it has reached now the pride taking number of clientele.
Motto of all “DOSHIS” is to serve booklovers whole-heartedly and give them the most satisfactory services.
Serving booklovers better and efficiently is the reason of launching this Website.
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