Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bookworms throng Delhi Book Fair

Donning 3-D glasses, 10-yr-old Yash Sharma, was immersed in checking out giant dinosaurs in the new series of 3-D books available at the ongoing Delhi Book Fair. And he isn’t the only one. Kids, teens and adults, everyone thronged the various bookstalls to get a sneak peek at the various kinds of books on display, at the ongoing Delhi Book Fair 2011.

The capital’s most-awaited annual event saw almost 300 Indian and foreign publishers setting up camps at Pragati Maidan from August 27- September 4. Not to forget Delhi’s bookworms, who came in all shapes and sizes. From giggling schoolgirls, little kids trailing behind their parents, retired professors, to neighbourhood aunties, and teenagers, the fair was the hub for anyone and everyone who loves books.

With this year’s special focus on children’s books, the stalls were offering colourful books for kids and wooed them with colourful fun. But it was the new-age collection of Sound books, Pop-up books, Bath books (made of cloth), and E-books, which gave a stiff competition to the age-old paper books. In an age, when kids are hooked to Facebook and 3-D gaming, distributors and publishers came up with exciting new formats in books to introduce reading to kids.

Full report here Hindustan Times

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