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Ten Second Takeaway

The 21st edition of the Delhi Book Fair is here and it promises nine full days of bookish joy. From fiction and non-fiction to stationery, from corporate gifting to textbooks, this fair is the place to empty your pockets between 29th August and 6th September.

What to hunt for?

If you’re a high-schooler, you’ll find your pet RS Aggarwal and RD Sharma textbooks. But for all others, there’s electronics, publishing houses with their wares, children’s literature, and fiction and non-fiction books. You’ll also find all types of office stationery, computer stationery, digital writing instruments, printers, labelling machines, money checkers, material for seminars, conferences, office automation and corporate gifts.

What’s new though?

So we hear that the national campaign has come to the book fair in the form of its theme this year — Skill Development. In this day and age of marketable skills, the book fair will see literary seminars and conferences, activities and competitions for kids, and book launches. You might even bump into your favourite author at any of the stalls {fangirling so hard!}.

To be ‘fair’

Promoted jointly by the Federation of Indian Publishers and Indian Trade Promotion Organisation, this year will also see an exclusive gallery featuring the works of APJ Abdul Kalam. And for those looking for some foreign literature, the overseas participant this year is China. We can’t wait!

PS: The Delhi Book Fair 2015 also has a concurrent stationery fair going on at Hall 12. Find more about it here.

When: 29th Aug- 6th Sep

Where: Hall Nos. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Pragati Maidan

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Timings: 10am – 8pm {entry closes at 7.30pm}

Contact:  011 23371749

Check out their website here.