Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bangaloreans to satiate appetite for books

The festivities just don’t end in the city. After all the fasting and feasting, the city will be presented with yet another treat from September 2—World of Books, 2011—touted to be an unprecedented book festival.

If the performance of large book festivals in the past is anything to go by, millions of books could be sold at this event where Indian and International publishers, bookstore chains and stores will spread their fare in 250 stalls.

Organisers say books worth more than `5 crore will be picked up by 700 educational institutions under Bangalore University along with the department of Public Libraries, University of Agricultural Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore University Library and others.

“Book a family day out” for this festival, says programme director BS Raghuram. There will be 80 stalls with Kannada books, 140 with English, about five to 10 stalls selling e-books, he informs.
In terms of scale, this is one of the largest book festivals that has been organised in the city.

Full report here DNA

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