The Crossword store at City Center Mall
is paradise in Hyderabad for those who love to read books. Or for those looking to add to their personal DVD libraries and game reserves. Or for those who want to 'pour' over the latest 'Hello' magazine edition as they sip a reasonably-priced frothy coffee at Brio, the in-house cafe bistro.
Yes, the Crossword here is everything that you have come to expect from the brand - the floor space is vast, the lighting leaves nothing to be desired, the red and blue couches are inviting, the music is understated, and the collection of books (divided into the usual and onvenient 'Fiction', 'Travel', Food And Drink' etc.), DVDs, stationary et al is large - though we know, having seen other Crosswords, that it could be better and bigger. For that, we will keep our fingers crossed.
In the meantime, feel free to step in, rain or sunshine, and comb through those neatly stacked shelves for that classic you would love to read but cannot afford to take home, or pull out and thumb through a Tintin. Curl up in a nook - we assure you that the noisy Road No. 1 outside cannot be heard here - and let the words take over your imagination. The pleasure is all theirs. Also read: Crossword
at Shoppers' Stop