Largest Bookstore Chain in India
AH Wheeler & Co (P) Ltd, is the largest bookstore chain in India. The chain was founded by Emile Moreau, a French author, and T K Bannerjee, an Indian businessman in Allahabad. AH Wheeler borrowed its name from the then-successful London bookstore, Arthur Henry Wheeler's. AH Wheeler opened its first oulet at Allahabad Railway Station in 1877. It later spread to have its book stalls in many small and big railway stations in India, especially in the north. AH Wheeler was the one that published Rudyard Kipling in 1888. In 1950, Bannerjee took over the company and since then he along with his grandson Amit Bannerjee have been running the company. After 125 years of its completion, AH Wheeler had a chain of 378 bookstalls at 258 railway stations in the country.
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