Delhi book fair beginsSeptember 1st, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The 18th annual Delhi Book Fair began at Pragati Maidan here Saturday.
The nine day book fair will have e-books as its theme. There will also be seminars and book reading sessions.
The book fair from Sep 1-9 will play host to 300 publishers — both regional and international, including those from China, Pakistan, US, Britain, France and Germany.
Inaugurating the fair, Delhi Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna said: “Hope the publishers would have inspirational books to spread the message of peace and brotherhood among people.”
According to the organisers, the theme of book fair is “e-books” which will remain the centre-stage during the event.
“The central theme of the fair is e-books. It will bring together technology and literature. Other than the theme of e-books, the fair will screen adaptations of popular novels in diverse languages,” said an organiser.
“The Delhi book fair also gives 50 percent discount on stall rentals to encourage small publishers,” said an official.
The entry tickets are priced at Rs.20. Students with identity cards can avail 50 percent off on the tickets.
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