Saturday, October 2, 2010

Readers, Rejoice!

Perfect retreat for the extended weekend comes in the form of National Book Fair that opened on Friday, Oct 1.

Release of as many as 11 books by city/UP authors, a pavilion dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore on the occasion of his 150th anniversary year, opportunity to meet authors not only from the city, including Kamtanath and Mudrarakshas, but even others like Mahesh Bhatt, whose book was released recently and as many as five stalls vending Urdu books are the highlights of the National Book Fair that was inaugurated by Governor BL Joshi on Friday at Moti Mahal Lawns on Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow.

“The threat to law and order notwithstanding, we managed to get an overwhelming response from publishers, only a few of whom did not turn up,” said organiser of the fair in Lucknow, Devraj Arora. “All the stalls are taken and we expect a footfall and revenue better than previous years.”

Full report here Indian Express

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