Sunday, February 7, 2010

19th World Book Fair concludes

The 19th World Book Fair, in which about 1,200 Indian and foreign publishers and exhibitors, concluded today.

The nine day-long book fair, which was inaugurated by Human Resource Development Minister on January 30, saw enthusiastic response from the book lovers in the last few days, reports PTI.

This year the theme of the book fair was 'Reading our Commonwealth: An International Rights Exhibition of Books on Sports' on the occasion of XIX Commonwealth Games 2010. Nearly 850 titles published in 13 Indian languages by around 80 publishers across the country on different genres of sports were exhibited at the theme pavilion. The theme pavilion was an effort to explore Indian sporting traditions, and the contributions of various sports personalities and Indian publications on sports, said an organiser.

A special exhibition of books on and by Jawaharlal Nehru was also held in this year's fair.

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