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Stationery Fair 2018: Quirk attack on book lovers at Pragati Maidan

At the ongoing Stationery Fair 2018 in Delhi, there are a lot of unusual designs that are turning visitors into shopaholics.

delhi Updated: Aug 28, 2018 19:09 IST
Henna Rakheja
Henna Rakheja
Hindustan Times
Visitors bargain for a better deal at one of the stalls in hall number 7 of Pragati Maidan.
Visitors bargain for a better deal at one of the stalls in hall number 7 of Pragati Maidan.(PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT)
         

Young or old, you won’t mind turning into a child at the 20th Stationery Fair, which is organised alongside the 24th Delhi Book Fair. It isn’t just the kids dragging their parents to buy them cutesy stationery; the adults, too, are experiencing child-like joy on spotting unusual designs of pens, mugs, notebooks, colours, etc.

Here’s a look at some of the bestsellers in the fair — which is on till September 2 — in Pragati Maidan’s hall number 7.

This pair of Ostrich-shaped pens in white and black colours is catching everyone’s fancy. Price: ₹50 per pen. Stall: H7B-2A.
This pair of Ostrich-shaped pens in white and black colours is catching everyone’s fancy. Price: ₹50 per pen. Stall: H7B-2A. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
This coin purse speaks about one’s love for coffee. Price: ₹350; Stall: H7B-11C.
This coin purse speaks about one’s love for coffee. Price: ₹350; Stall: H7B-11C. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
Hare or no... Giraffe, may be? Both are pens though. Price: ₹50 each; Stall: H7B-2A.
Hare or no... Giraffe, may be? Both are pens though. Price: ₹50 each; Stall: H7B-2A. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
Desk vacuum cleaner in the shape of a mini truck is a hit with the hygiene freaks. Price: ₹500; Stall: H7B-11C.
Desk vacuum cleaner in the shape of a mini truck is a hit with the hygiene freaks. Price: ₹500; Stall: H7B-11C. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
High on cool quotient, these coasters have a quote for every personality. Price: ₹100 per coaster; Stall: H7B-8C.
High on cool quotient, these coasters have a quote for every personality. Price: ₹100 per coaster; Stall: H7B-8C. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
These mugs will uplift your mood as you sip tea or coffee, in office or at home. Price: ₹250 per mug; Stall: H7B-8C.
These mugs will uplift your mood as you sip tea or coffee, in office or at home. Price: ₹250 per mug; Stall: H7B-8C. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
What better than to say it with a notebook cover? Price: ₹75; Stall: H7B-6B.
What better than to say it with a notebook cover? Price: ₹75; Stall: H7B-6B. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
Designer paper bags — available in different sizes — are perfect options to carry any gift. Price: ₹50 to 150; Stall: H7B-8B.
Designer paper bags — available in different sizes — are perfect options to carry any gift. Price: ₹50 to 150; Stall: H7B-8B. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
For those whose taste isn’t quirky, these classy diaries are a winner. ₹124; Stall: H7B-6B.
For those whose taste isn’t quirky, these classy diaries are a winner. ₹124; Stall: H7B-6B. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
These mini re-humidifiers help save one’s skin from becoming dry in AC environment. They operate via mobile’s bluetooth. Price: ₹900; Stall: H7B-9A.
These mini re-humidifiers help save one’s skin from becoming dry in AC environment. They operate via mobile’s bluetooth. Price: ₹900; Stall: H7B-9A. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
Gues what are these? Shaped like miniature animals, these are nail cutters! Price: ₹50 each; Stall: H7B-61.
Gues what are these? Shaped like miniature animals, these are nail cutters! Price: ₹50 each; Stall: H7B-61. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
Metal  cover journals to keep your notes intact. Price: ₹400; Stall: H7B-11C.
Metal cover journals to keep your notes intact. Price: ₹400; Stall: H7B-11C. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
Be spoilt for choice as this set of dual colour pens has 95 shades. Price: ₹1,700; Stall: next to H7B-1B.
Be spoilt for choice as this set of dual colour pens has 95 shades. Price: ₹1,700; Stall: next to H7B-1B. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
The aeroplane in Md Rashid’s hand is no ordinary toy. It’s a stand for two ball pens, too. Price: ₹250; Stall: H7B-2A.
The aeroplane in Md Rashid’s hand is no ordinary toy. It’s a stand for two ball pens, too. Price: ₹250; Stall: H7B-2A. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
For needs beyond stationery, this SpongeBob themed towel hanger has become a favourite among parents. Price: ₹250; Stall: H7B-61.
For needs beyond stationery, this SpongeBob themed towel hanger has become a favourite among parents. Price: ₹250; Stall: H7B-61. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )
This pen glows when you write. So stop thinking, and start writing. Price: ₹50; Stall: H7B-2A.
This pen glows when you write. So stop thinking, and start writing. Price: ₹50; Stall: H7B-2A. ( PHOTO: AMAL KS/HT )

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First Published: Aug 28, 2018 18:57 IST