Pune Book Fair starts from October 20Around the city — By The Desk on October 20, 2010 at 12:50 PM
Sakaal Times: For all those who find pleasure in the company of books, the Pune Book Fair, from October 20 to 24, promises to have a variety of books from across the country. The ninth edition of the book fair at Kamyani Grounds at Patrakar Nagar will be inaugurated by Symbiosis Founder and President Dr S B Mujumdar on October 20. Sakal Media Group Chairman Prataprao Pawar will be the chief guest on the occasion.
The book fair will have more than 1,00,000 books, and around 70 publishers from across the country will be setting up stalls in the fair. Books will be available in varied Indian languages with special focus on Marathi, English, Hindi and Urdu. Publishers like Sahitya Akademi, National Book Trust, Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology from Delhi, Goodwill Publishing House, Popular Prakashan etc. will participate in the exhibition.
Books of fiction and non-fiction relating to subjects of technology, health, education, business, law religion, politics and literature will be on sale at the exhibition. The book fair will also see foreign languages publications along with periodicals and cultural information in foreign languages from foreign associations like Iran Culture House and Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.
The exhibition will have a special section for the visually disabled, wherein books in Braille and educational aids for the blind will be available. “We want to encourage smaller publishers and book sellers through the fair. Hence, we are giving them an incentive by providing them stalls at subsidised rates. Around 10 small-time publishers are participating in the exhibition,” said Convener of the exhibition P N R Rajan.
The fair will also have lecture series connected to literature poetry etc., besides a cultural evening by the Goa Konkan Academy. Admission to the exhibition is free of cost and parking is available on the grounds.