The 42nd edition of the international kolkata book fair 2018 will be inaugurated today by bengal chief minister mamata banerjee and frances minister of. Book fairs, conferences and exhibitions sage india. The website caters to visitor ticket sales via the online platform. In 2016, held the day after bookexpo america in chicago. This year the book fair is being held from january 31 to february 11.
Initiated in 1976, it is extremely popular with the locals. Kolkata book fair latest breaking news, pictures, videos, and special reports from the economic times. It is a unique book fair in the sense of not being a trade fair the book. Digital avatar of kolkata book fair the plunge daily. The new delhi world book fair, hosted at pragati maidan in new delhi, is indias oldest book fair after the kolkata book fair.
Eye on 2016, bjp books stall for mouthpiece at kolkata. Banerjee is among the many immigrant authors writing in bengali whose kolkata book fair connection dates back to childhood memories. But the book fair at kolkata still stands out to be the most popular and has opened up new horizons and dimensions. Somini sengupta, a new york times journalist born in kolkata, talks about her book on indias youth bulge the end of karma extract. The books contain short mcq and descriptive type questions and above all the information about current happenings are well incorporated in these books. Cibf is the arab worlds oldest and largest book fair, and in recent years it. Feb 01, 2018 here are some interesting and unique facts about kolkata book fair organised in the indian city of kolkata. Monthly bengali magazine useful for all types of competitive exams. It was founded by sandip dutta on 23 june 1978 with a small number of periodicals which grew to one of the finest collection of alternative magazines in india. The book fair at kolkata essay english school students. Calcutta book fair in english, and officially kolkata boimela or kolkata pustakmela in romanized bengali, bengali.
Marleen at the 2016 turin book fair, at the end of her 5week european tour. Kolkata book fair, indian kolkata book fair, famous. With a total attendance over 2 million people every year, it is one of the worlds largest book fairs. The international kolkata book fair and officially antarjatik kolkata boimela or antarjatik. Its also the worlds largest annual conglomeration of books after the frankfurt and london book fairs.
On an average, the book fair is witnessing a turnout of over 1 lakh people on working days. Workshop on beyond emotional intellige retreat in santiniketan 2016. It will make your visit to the book fair a memorable experience by bringing all the services of the book fair at your fingertips. Media in category kolkata book fair the following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total. Kolkata news press trust of india tuesday december, 2016. Kolkata is a haven for book lovers, with everything from major stores to cheap stalls to practitioners of gutenbergs ageold method of printing. Our bureau kolkata updated on january 19, 2018 published on january 18, 2016. The 40th edition of the international kolkata book fair the worlds largest nontrade fair is all set to bring. Wikipedia, worlds largest multilingual free internet encyclopaedia, is set to make its debut at the 38th international kolkata book fair beginning here on january 29, its organisers said on. The fair was inaugurated by the then state education minister, mrityunjay bandyopadhyay. Welcome to national book trust india important notice this is to inform that in the wake of preventive measures of the government of india to contain the spread of covid19, all bookshops of national book trust, india are closed and therefore supplies are likely to be delayed. It is organized every year in kolkata by book sellers and publishers guild. The move is a precautionary measure to protect public health. Buy books and win a book library the grand finale of the daily lottery for winning book gift coupon was organised.
The book fair was started to meet the growing public demand for books, and a relative. The annual fair, which will be held from january 29 to february 9, will host about 600 books stalls and 200 little magazine kiosks. A book fair website would be incomplete without information about books. The 40th international kolkata book fair was held from 27 january to 7 february 2016. Jan 30, 2018 the 42nd edition of the international kolkata book fair 2018 will be inaugurated today by bengal chief minister mamata banerjee and frances minister of culture and communication francoise nyssen. The book fair has been celebrated in theatre, literature, songs and limericks in calcutta.
Follow the links to the fair website for dates, locations, and information about attending. This year the kolkata book fair started on 31st january and the book fair will continue. Problems and solutions the 1994 calcutta book fair showing the vast crowds, and the kolkata skyline in the backgroundthe biggest problem the book fair faces are the huge crowds which visit the fair crowd and litter control are a major issue at the fair. The kolkata book fair is one of indias oldest and the largest book fairs. Jan 26, 2017 kolkata book fair 2017 has started on 25th january, 2017. Eleven things that will happen to you at the kolkata book fair.
Explore kolkata book fair profile at times of india for photos, videos and latest news of kolkata book fair. At present book my fair reaches to people in kolkata, vishakhapattanam, bhubaneshwar and ranchi for visitor ticket booking of exhibitions. Why no bookbuying expedition can still match a visit to the kolkata. The lyrics were by sugato guha, while srikanto acharjee, lopamudra, shubhamita, rupankar, rupam islam and ruprekha lent their voices. Like us on facebook and tumblr, or follow us on twitter kolkatas historic college street is indias largest book market. For some among them, nothing gives them a greater kick than having their books released at the fair. International kolkata book fair 2017 dates, timings and. Dec 09, 2014 39th edition of the international kolkata book fair source. Spotlight on britain at 39th kolkata book fair lifestyle.
Four lucky winners were presented with a book library. Have you ever witnessed thousands of greatminds speaking, listening, discussing and imprinted that certainly would be at a book fair. Whats reading books got to do with a good lit fest. In this era of online shopping, strolling through delhis daryaganj, kolkata. Facing t talk by professor p krishna on krishna participation in yoga fest at ramakrishna mis uttarkashi retreat 2017. The first new delhi world book fair was held from march 18 to april 4, 1972 in roughly 6790 m 2 area with 200 participants. And by next year, one can find information about the latest books coming in at the fair.
Feast of books, side order of stationery from classic literary texts to popular fiction and educational books, the ongoing 22nd delhi book fair is a worthy appetiser to the main. The 40th international kolkata book fair at milan mela complex, kolkata. The fair also has a typical fairground experience with a book flavour with the presence of picnickers, singersongwriters, and candy floss vendors on the fair premises. Its also, apparently, the most attended book fair in the world. The book fair is organized by publishers under the name of book sellers and publishers guild. Among other distinguished guests at the inauguration was euda morales, an eminent author from guatemala, as the central american nation is the theme country this year. But there was a rush for passes to the three literature festivals lit fests that have become part of the citys winter calendar for. New jerseybased veteran author alolika mukhopadhyay is currently in kolkata. Heard the turnout at the kolkata book fair was low this year. Book fairs are not only held in kolkata but all across the country and globe as well.
The book fair was started to meet the growing public demand for books, and a relative lack of bookshops. Taking up a large space, patra bharati had a big range of books for. Important events of the 40th international kolkata book fair 2016. Kolkata book fair 2017 has started on 25th january, 2017.
Books worth rs 21 crore sold at international kolkata book fair. The books are on a wide ranging subjects from deliv. Dec 25, 20 wikipedia, worlds largest multilingual free internet encyclopaedia, is set to make its debut at the 38th international kolkata book fair beginning here on january 29, its organisers said on. A book lovers guide to kolkata, indias literary city cnn. A theme song for the book fair oi daakche boi books beckon, was created by bickram ghosh. Every month for the next several years, 1 million indians. After what seemed a never ending struggle, the 33rd international kolkata book fair. Bangla cm inaugurates 43rd international kolkata book fair. Now is the perfect time to shop the scholastic dollars catalog to gift new books to kids during school closures. Kolkata book fair likely to be affected by demonetisation. Check out the 2019 book fairs with over 100 international locations with the beginning of each new year, we all make promises to ourselves about the positive changes wed like to make in our lives over the coming 12 months. Bookmyfair is indias online exhibitions ticketing brand. Hello every one in kolkata to purchase book in fair it is good but some time so many books not very good to see and in kolkata only seeling in city language and. Chief minister mamata banerjee inaugurates the 43rd international kolkata book fair ikbf today at central park, salt lake.
International kolkata book fair on jan 27 the hindu businessline. Talk on science, education and sustain talk on education that transforms cons kolkata book fair 2016. Hopping around for books and finally purchasing some of the favourite ones brings about some attractive discounts. The popularity of the calcutta book fair was seminal in india being nominated the guest of honour at the frankfurt book fair in 2006, according to the frankfurt book fair organizers. The international kolkata book fair formerly known in english as calcutta book fair is the largest and oldest book fair in india, as well as one of the most important events of its kind in asia. Kolkata book fair kolkata, india kolkata kolkata book fair. As a gesture of thanksgiving to the school, we offer a percentage of the sales generated in the book fair in form of complimentary books for the school library.
The international kolkata book fair previously called calcutta book fair is considered the. The complete calendar of international book fairs in 2018. International kolkata book fair the worlds biggest international. The 40th edition of the international kolkata book fair the worlds largest non trade fair is all set to bring. Which international book fairs and festivals will you attend in 2020. If you havent been to the cairo international book fair yet held annually at the nasr city fairgrounds map during the last week of january and spilling into the first week of february you should check it out. The year which is coincidentally the 50th year of che guevara s immortal struggle against imperialism in bolivia. Opportunities and challenges, mumbai book fairs, conferences and exhibitions sage india. Mar 23, 2016 atlas obscura on slate is a blog about the worlds hidden wonders. The worlds largest secondhand book market is in kolkata, india. International kolkata book fair the worlds biggest. The same is being held at other places and is slowly gaining popularity among the masses.
A trade fair trade show, trade exhibition, or expo is an exhibition organized so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services, meet with industry partners and customers, study activities of rivals, and examine recent market trends and opportunities. The book fair was inaugurated by ms magela baudoin. The love for books is so strong in kolkata that we find a colony of book stores in kolkata. Eye on 2016, bjp books stall for mouthpiece at kolkata book fair the party said it intends to increase both the circulation and frequency of the fortnightly publication. Below information is subject to change, and we will, of course, do our. One can find a variety of books with subject ranging from literature in bengali and english, to marxism and java programming in kolkata book fair. With 56 stalls of 34 publishers, the first kolkata book fair was organised on march 5, 1976, at the ground opposite academy of fine arts, beside victoria memorial. Jan 28, 2015 kolkata is a haven for book lovers, with everything from major stores to cheap stalls to practitioners of gutenbergs ageold method of printing. Old name of the event was calcutta book fair and officially it was named antarjatik kolkata boimela.
This colony is known as college street, where books of all types and genres are available. Eye on 2016, bjp books stall for mouthpiece at kolkata book fair. First, a few necessary facts about the kolkata book fair, or boi mela. Mayel lyang lepcha development board of west bengal came forward and for the first time they participated at the international kolkata book fair.
West bengal chief minister mamata banerjee broke her own record at the 40th kolkata international book fair kib by penning and releasing 10 books. Throngs of people are seen visiting the book fair every year in kolkata. Here are some interesting and unique facts about kolkata book fair organised in the indian city of kolkata. Not only sales, but supply of books in regional languages will be less in the international kolkata book fair next month due to demonetisation, the organisers said today. The book fair was started on a small scale in 1976 by the kolkata publishers and booksellers guild. These books are very essential to crack any central and state government exams. The department of culture and tourism abu dhabi has postponed the 30th edition of abu dhabi international book fair, which was scheduled to take place on 15 until 21 april 2020, at the abu dhabi national exhibition center, until 23 to 29 may 2021. Gsce publications include various types of competitive exam oriented useful books. Falun dafa books in bengali a popular item at kolkata book fair 2016. Kolkata book fair blogs, comments and archive news on. Thinkstock images pegged to be a festival of ideas, the 39th edition of the international kolkata book fair that begins here jan 28 will focus on literary works from britain and will be graced by the presence of a noble laureate whose name has not yet been revealed. This fair is about soaking in the atmosphere of picknickers and songwriters alongside the books.
Argentina football fan club stall at kolkata book fair kolkata india 12287954524. The book fair executive will draw up the list of selected titles, and the titles are sent to the school within 34 weeks of the fair. Book tuk should categorise book by genre,or else it takes time to get what we want to buy,and they c. Launched in 2016,by gs marketing associates, it is headquartered in kolkata, west bengal. Kolkata book fair, indian kolkata book fair, famous kolkata. Kolkata little magazine library and research center.1660 57 125 22 1151 20 416 1559 305 374 937 500 289 343 1367 1517 1388 611 62 1072 1337 678 871 400 610 1409 1123 346 1001 1456 1356 282 1117 1224 963 867 770 1257