Over 300 publishers and booksellers from all over the country will participate in one of India’s largest book festivals called the ‘World of Books -2011’ being held in Bangalore from September 2 to 11.
Being jointly organised by Bangalore University and Indya comics, the book fair will be held at Tripura Vasini in the Palace Grounds. Thousands of books in various languages, categories and subjects will be showcased in the festival.
According to Bangalore University Vice-Chancellor N Prabhu Dev, more than two lakh bibliophiles and visitors are expected to visit the 10-day fair. The university has committed itself to purchase books worth Rs five crore.
More than 700 affliated educational institutions of Bangalore University, the Department of Public Libraries, the University of Agricultural Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, and others like Raja Ram Mohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata, will be among the participants. Further details can be had from Indya comics at 080-4084 9999.
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