24th Delhi book fair starts today
The much-awaited 24th Delhi Book Fair begins on August 25 at Pragati Maidan in the Capital and will conclude on September 2.
More than 120-plus publishers will participate in fair which will be held in Hall No. 7, from 10 am to 7.30 pm alongside the 20th Stationary Fair/Fourth Office Automation and Fourth Corporate Gift Fair.
India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) and Federation of Indian Publishers are jointly hosting the event which will also witness stationary and corporate gift fair.
During the book fair, several programmes like writers' meets, various literary seminars, and book launch ceremonies will also be held.
There will be something for readers of every age group. Books and magazines published by the Information and Broadcast Department will be the special attractions of this year's Delhi Book Fair.
The officials are confident of a huge crowd turnout at the 24th Delhi Book Fair as the International Book Fair, which was organised earlier this year, proved to be a massive hit. Even the publishers are pretty excited after the positive response in the World Book Fair.
The book fair is eagerly awaited by students, teachers, scholars, writers, enlightened men, avid book lovers and library goers.
There will be a huge collection of books for kids and youth on a wide range of subjects and topics to choose from.
Dr Ashok Gupta from FIP said, "This year, our focus is on books of various courses. Although, there will be numerous stalls on story books as well."
He also promises that this book fair will provide unlimited opportunities of business to various publishing houses and booksellers due to the arrival of thousands of book lovers.
"In addition to this, it will also provide an excellent platform for business to business transformation, making new contacts, partnerships in the publication of books, translation, managing copyrights, and re-publishing old and rare books. Apart from varoius seminar, children will get a chance to meet the authors as part of the literacy activities," he added further.