“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned”- Saul Bellow
To all the bibliophiles in the world, the book hungry souls, the constant readers, the silent preachers, and the word addicts, a heaven was just built for you- Right here in Delhi. The Annual New Delhi World Book Fair is here, scheduled from 14th to 22nd February at the centrally located Pragati Maidan. The fair is organized by National Book Trust, under the HRD ministry.
The event is being held from past 41 years and has become a major calendar event in the publishing world. It has played a pioneering role in providing platform to the diverse and multilingual authors and writers everywhere.
he fair has a lot to offer to the visitors, ranging from children books to intense realism, covering all the genres and attracts participation from major publishing houses of the globe. Focusing on books and periodicals, teaching aid, educational and professional books, commercial and industrial books, entertainment and high standard books, the fair has so much to present to every class of reader.
With over 1800 participants, the New Delhi World Book Fair provides an exceptional insight into the diversity of language and the power of publishing. The event runs for 9 days and has everything a book lover could imagine.
So for the ones who find solace while reading a random phrase, the ones who discover unknown avenues and loose themselves in a book and the ones who are moved, beyond explanation by something an ingenuous author carelessly wrote in one of his works- Head out and attend this amazing Book fair. If you are visiting the capital or like me, you already reside here, do not miss on the opportunity to indulge in the world of unimaginable possibilities books have to offer.
Timings: 11:00 am to 07:30 pm.