Updated: November 13, 2021 5:09:04 am
The 45th International Kolkata Book Fair will be held from January 31, 2022, to February 13, the Publishers and Book Sellers Guild that organises the event announced on Friday at a press conference. The organisers said the eighth Kolkata Literature Festival would also be held at Salt Lake’s Central Park alongside the fair. The book fair was not organised this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The guild said the focal theme country at the 2022 fair will be Bangladesh. The birth centenary of the neighbouring country’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee year of Bangladesh’s independence will be celebrated. The 125 birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the birth centenary of film-maker Satyajit Ray and the 75th year of Indian Independence will also be celebrated.
The guild said Covid-19 safety protocols would be in place at the venue and stalls would be kept open as far as possible. The organisers are also planning to reduce the size of the stalls. Double vaccination is likely to be mandatory for visitors, and a “no mask no visit” policy will also be in place.
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