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Love books? Catch a glimpse of the World Book Fair in New Delhi

The New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), which has emerged as one of the most significant events in the publishing world, will be held in the Capital during January 6-14 at Pragati Maidan.

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The fair, organised by National Book Trust, India, promotes titles, trade, co-publication titles and – above all – the habit of reading. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

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Saturday was the first day of the book fair. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

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The fair serves as a meeting point of readers and publishers and had started in 1972 with only 200 participants. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

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Over the years it has grown exponentially and had 886 and 800 participants as publishers in 2016 and 2017, respectively. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

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The fair’s theme was ‘Manushi’ and had focused on writings on and by women from ancient times till the present. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

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Considering the ramifications of climate change and in a bid to promote the same, this year the theme of the event is “Environment & Climate Change”. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

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The book fair has something for all ages. There are a lot of stalls dedicated to children's books. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

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Scores of people, every year, make their way to the World Book Fair. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

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The event also witnesses participation from major publishing houses all across the globe. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

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Much like other years, there is a lot to look forward to in its 45th year and more than 35 countries will be participating. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

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Amidst tension between India and Pakistan, only one Pakistani publisher would be participating in the event this year. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

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Many publishing houses offer discounts on books at the fair to give a boost to sales. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)

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People were seen braving the cold weather to make it to the book fair. (Express Photo By Amit Mehra)