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B'lore Book Festival from tomorrow

Last updated: 17 November, 2011
Bangalore, Nov 16, DHNS:

The Bangalore Book Festival, South India’s biggest annual book fair, will start with a bang at the Palace Grounds (Gayathri Vihar entrance) in the City on November 18.

The Bangalore Book Festival, South India’s biggest annual book fair, will start with a bang at the Palace Grounds (Gayathri Vihar entrance) in the City on November 18.

The ninth edition of the fair is expected to attract over two lakh visitors and will be on till November 27. On sale will be books in English, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Urdu.

The organisers have promised that the fair will be organised on a bigger scale with a variety of books to cater to the wide range of interests of readers.

Over a million titles under different categories and languages will be on display at the exhibition. As many as 330 booksellers and leading publishers from across India and multi-national publishing houses will participate in the fair.

Speaking to mediapersons on Wednesday, Balram Sadhwani, president of Bangalore Booksellers and Publishers Association (BBPA) said: “Proliferation of bookstores and the ever increasing number of libraries in the City are a testimony to the fine reading habits of Bangaloreans.”

The book festival does not restrict itself to mere selling of books but also plans to organise seminars and cultural programmes.

Devaru Bhat, Secretary of BBPA said: “The turnover for exhibitors at the Bangalore Book Festival has been encouraging in the past years.” The turnover is expected to touch Rs 17 crore this year. Much sales is expected from schools, universities and libraries, he added.

The exhibition is open between 11 am and 8 pm and entry is free for students who furnish valid identity cards. The entry fee for adults is Rs 20.

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