Delhi Book Fair is happening at Pragati Maidan during 11 am to 8 pm on 6 – 14 January 2018. The theme of this year — environmental sustainability and climate change is reflected in various events during the fair. The children’s book areas, popular fiction as well as foreign publication stalls are evoking a lot of excitement.
There are two book fairs that book lovers look out for in Delhi NCR. The relatively larger event – New Delhi World Book Fair 2017 is on in full glory at Pragati Maidan. We were there on the first weekend to check the impact of the current fiscal situation on this mega event. We are glad to say that the World Book Fair 2017 is a big hit!
The digital world is taking us away from books. However, when we visit the book fairs in Delhi (at least two BIG ones every year), we are heartened by the surging crowds. Given that its pretty much the same affair every time, it is never a bore and here is why.
Two annual book fairs are solid features of the events calendar in Delhi. The new year 2016 begins with the first one – New Delhi World Book Fair, 2016. What does it have in store for us – book lovers or not? Read on for a quick heads-up.
The Delhi Book Fair was recently held at Pragati Maidan during August 29 – September 6, 2015. It presented a wide gamut of books on a variety of subjects from publishers in India and abroad. Notwithstanding the warm and sticky weather, the fair registered a decent foot fall. In addition to the Book Fair, Stationery Fair and Corporate Gifts Fair were held concurrently.
The Delhi World Book Fair 2015 is an annual event that is held in Pragati Maidan. In the present era of e-commerce, one doesn’t need to visit a book store. However the sheer joy of flipping through a book and lucrative discounts (in that order) ensures that Book Fairs are not passe. It was a fun sight at New Delhi World Book Fair to see shopping carts meant for groceries and provisions filled with books.
Delhi Book Fair 2014 at Pragati Maidan saw a huge turnout this year, The Book Fair has changed its character and is more inclusive. Alongside paper books, the stalls carried e-books, DVDs, audio books and reading material in all sorts of electronic forms. Various activities were also being held to attract curious visitors. The Stationery and Office Automation Fair that was happening concurrently in one of the halls attracted additional footfall.