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Delhi Book Fair

(Last Updated 06 Mar, 2024)

  • Dates :

    10/02/2024 - 18/02/2024

  • Location :

    New Delhi (Virtual)

Introduction to the Delhi Book Fair 

India is the place for book lovers and no doubt book fairs are one of the most awaited of all fairs here. Though the book fair takes place in a number of states in different scales, the Delhi Book fair has been the forerunner. The oldest book fair of India, the Delhi Book Fair started way back in the year 1972. It is an biannual organized by the National Book Trust or the NBT. The fair is also the best way to discover and explore all new publications and browse through the hundreds of different stalls to choose that perfect book.

Description of the Delhi Book Fair

The Delhi Book fair is the largest fair in the country, in terms of size as well as on the economic side. It has a great contribution in supporting the growth of the neighboring markets. There are over 12000 publishers and 90, 000 titles every year in more than about 18 languages. This book fair in Delhi is visited by national and international publishers, distributors, librarians, researchers as well as people like academicians, teachers and students, writers and book lovers. Thousands of books are sold in the 9 days of the fair and there are foreign delegates and teams who come to participate in the fair. The Delhi book fair takes place at the sprawling Pragati Maidan. There are both new titles as well as the old favorites sold here. The Delhi Book fair also aims to diver the attention of the younger generation to focus more on reading books than reading from the internet. There are more than 200 leading publishers and booksellers who participate in the Delhi Book fair from near and far. There is also a good amount of foreign participation with publishers and distributors who come from places like US, China, Iran, Pakistan and Mauritius. 

New Delhi Book Fair Dates 2024

The largest of its kind, the New Delhi Book Fair this year will be held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. This year the New Delhi Book Fair will be held in first week February instead of January so that ample preparation could be made to make the virtual fair a grand success. To attract bibliophiles virtually the event will employ 3D technology so that viewers could get a feeling of being a part of the show as if they are actually present in the fair when held during normal times. Virtual stalls from around the world will participate in the event.

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