Here’s an exciting news for all the book worms, who look forward to the beginning of the Delhi book fair every year. The book fair has begun today at 10:00 am at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi and will continue till September 6. The timings of the fair are from 10 am to 8 pm and the entry to the same will close at 7:30 pm.
This is the 21st edition of the Delhi book fair and the theme is ‘Skill development’, and will focus on the role of national and international publishers, librarians, researchers, academicians, writers, dealers and traders, students and general public.
Books focusing on skill development – hard and soft skills – would be available at the fair for all the age groups.
This edition of the book fair is being organized by the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP) in association with India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).
Visitors will also be able to attend book launches, debates, discussions, literary seminars and conferences at the fair. Various activities for children and author interactions will also be a part of the fair.
As per a newspaper report, according to a statement from the organizers, this year’s fair largely focuses on inculcating the idea of skill-based professions and career interests of the youth.
According to the organisers, the last book fair had attracted about three lakh visitors from India and overseas. Books, magazines, periodicals and eBooks from Indian as well as foreign publishers and booksellers will be found amongst the lot present there.
The ITPO is the premier trade promotion agency of the government of India for organising trade fairs.