Good news for the bibliophiles of the national capital, the Delhi Book Fair is all set to begin from August 26. With the theme “Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat” (India reads, India grows), the Delhi Book Fair which is organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) in association with the the Federation of Indian Publishers will enter its 23rd edition.
“The Delhi Book Fair plays a pivotal role in reiterating the might of the pen and the printed world. It has come to be recognised as the biggest book bonanza keenly awaited by students, teachers, scholars, authors, intellectuals, librarians and book lovers,” the ITPO stated on their official website. “Apart from promoting literacy and reading habit, especially among children and youth, the fair presents a vast panorama of Indian books on a wide range of subjects.”
This year, the fair will provide a unique platform for business-to-business transactions, establishing new contacts, entering into co-publishing arrangements, translation and copyright arrangements, reprinting of old and rare books, apart from providing retailing opportunities. It will also host conferences and seminars, buyer-seller meets, book releases, discussions, literary activities for children and meet-the-author events.
The Delhi Book Fair will take place at the Pragati Maidan and it will conclude on September 3.