Interior view of Quixote’s Cove, Lalitpur, Nepal. Courtesy Quixote’s Cove
Quixote’s Cove is an independent bookstore located in the town of Jawalakhel, in the Lalitpur District of Nepal. It serves as both a bookstore and reading library, actively engaging with the community in order to promote art and literature while simultaneously promoting reading and writing.
In 2009, Quixote’s Cove launched Patron of the Arts, an initiative to establish a network of people who understand the social, cultural, and economic value of art. The group contributes toward the promotion of contemporary Nepali art and Nepali art history.
The primary objectives of Quixote’s Cove/Patron of the Arts is to: create a network of like-minded individuals who are interested in promoting the arts; organize art events and exhibitions showcasing Nepali contemporary art and Nepal’s art history; organize art exhibitions and events that go beyond the standard gallery format; and establish Quixote’s Cove/Patron of the Arts as a foundation for the arts, which will actively lobby for changes in tax laws to encourage private investment in art.