Start your year with adding more books to your to-be-read pile by hitting the largest and one of the oldest book fairs in town this January. It begins on Jan 5 and will go on till Jan 13. It’s one of those annual events that bring all the bookworms out of bed to get their hands of unparalleled literary loot and if you’re one yourself, there’s no reason to stay home.
The theme for 2019 is readers with special needs. There will be a special focus on the needs of differently-abled individuals and the aim is to project inclusive learning. On display will be braille books, audio books, integrated print-braille books, and more for kids with learning disabilities and behavioural/psychological problems.
There will be plenty of activities like story-telling, dramas, musical presentations, to inculcate the habit of reading among kids.Needless to say, there will be a whole world of books across genres including fiction, children’s literature, biographies, vernacular reads, novels, thrillers, reference material and lots more. Like last year, this year too there’s going to be an author’s corner in various halls so bibliophiles can enjoy a host of literary activities between panel discussions, book readings and meet-ups.
There will also be cultural performances to keep the visitors entertained, as they make the best of the discounts and buy more books than they can ever make space for.