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Rekindle your love for reading at Delhi Book Fair 2016

books Updated: Aug 27, 2016 09:37 IST
Henna Rakheja
Henna Rakheja
Hindustan Times
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Book lovers at Pragati Maidan, during one of the previous editions of the Delhi Book Fair. (Subrata Biswas/HT)

It’s time to lose yourself between book covers, as publishers from across India and the world, head to the Capital’s Pragati Maidan. The Delhi Book Fair is back to rekindle your love for books.

The 22nd edition will not be just another book event in the city, for this time there’s much more beyond books to explore. “We will have a selfie station alongside discussions on various topics,” says Naveen Gupta, general secretary, Federation of Indian Publishers.

The popular Author’s Corner will be present this year too and drawing competitions will be held for school children and general public, up to the age of 60. Gupta adds, “There will also be a debate competition for youngsters. The idea is to engage the people and revive their love for books. When people come to the fair, hold a hard copy and say that the feeling is something special, we feel happy.”

A child engrossed in reading at the Delhi Book fair last year. (Prabhas Roy/HT)

From a wide range of fiction and non-fiction to academic books and children’s literature, there’s a lot to explore. To help you find the section of your interest, there will be mobile applications by which visitors can access details of exhibitors, products on display and location details of stalls.

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Even in this digital age, there is no stopping those who love books and things around it such as Stationary and Office Automation & Corporate Gift Fair 2016. At these one can look out for a variety of pens, pencils, erasers, files, folders, bags, and fine art stationary. The office goers can even grab the computer accessories.

These two fairs, being held alongside, are added reasons for Delhiites to visit the venue. To make the fair interactive, there will also be book reading sessions, band performances, screening of films, GK quiz, nukkad natak and storytelling sessions.

There seems to be just no end to this tryst for book lovers!

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Quick info

1. Entry to the book fair is allowed from gate nos 1, 7 and 10. The Stationary Fair is in Hall No 12 A.

2. Free entry for college students and school children, who carry identity card.

3. Special discounts on books for students.

4. Visitors can meet the authors at the Author’s Corner and participate in storytelling festival and drawing competitions.

CATCH IT LIVE

WHAT: Delhi Book Fair

WHERE: Hall No – 8 to 12A, Pragati Maidan

ON TILL: September 4

TIMINGS: 11am to 8pm

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan on Blue Line