Floating book shop anchors at Kochi port

Our Bureau Kochi | Updated on May 26, 2011 Published on May 26, 2011

MV Logos Hope berthed at the Kochi port on Wednesday. - Photo: K. K Mustafah

MV Logos Hope, the world's largest floating book vessel, has anchored at the Kochi port and the vessel will be here till June 21 at the North Coal berth in Willingdon Island.

Entry for public

Spread across an area of 610 sqm, this unique bookshop offers the opportunity to buy books on a wide range of subjects. The public can visit the ship from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. The entry for children under 16 years is free, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

The entry fee for the rest is Rs 50.

The ship also has an international cafe with a seating capacity of 800, where the visitors can meet and interact with the crew and watch interactive displays.

Logos Hope is operated by the GBA Ships, a German charitable organisation.

The fourth ship to be operated by the organisation, it follows the line of MV Logos, which wrecked on the Chilean coast, MV Logos II , which retired in the fall of 2008 and hence Logos Hope was designed as a replacement , and MV Doulos which was sold out in 2009. The crew and staff belong to 45 countries and are volunteers serving in their professional capacity.

The volunteers range from retirees to children of the families serving on board. Most crew members are either in the 20s or 30s.

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Published on May 26, 2011
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