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Final chapter: Struggling 36-year-old private library in Mangaluru to close after Dec 31

Author: | Posted on: Saturday, December 15th, 2018

A 36-year old private library in Mangaluru is entering its final chapter. The Standard Library, once one of the most popular destinations for avid readers with over 17,000 books, will close after December 31, following an acute problem of dipping readership along with soaring maintenance costs.

For its 70-year old bibliophile owner Victor Alvares, it was dream venture to have his own library.

For more on this report by Team StoryInfinity read – The News Minute, Coastal Digest.

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