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19th Edition of the National Book Fair to be Held at Lucknow’s Balrampur Gardens

on Sep 21, 2022
National Book Fair

This year's theme for the 19th National Book Fair is 'Har Ghar Pustakalaya.' The event will begin on September 23 at the Balrampur Gardens on Ashok Marg and will offer a minimum 10% discount. The book fair will be open until October 2.

The fair will be inaugurated on September 23 by Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak. The event is anticipated to draw 48 participants, including national and international bookstores and publishing houses, as well as government agencies such as the ministry of human resource development's publication division.

The event, which is being co-organized by the KT Foundation and Force one Books, will be open to the public for free. For the safety and convenience of attendees, measures such as no-mask, no-entry rules, sanitization kiosks, and registration counters have been implemented. The book fair, which began in 2003 has remained popular, attracting book lovers from all over the city and beyond.

When Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam graced the event in 2013, he stated that every household should have a library of at least a few books to encourage family reading, and thus the theme of this year's fair is 'Har Ghar Pustakalaya,' said Aakarsh Chandel, director of the event.

In a press conference to announce the book fair, Manoj Chandel, the fair's convenor, stated that the book trade had suffered a loss of 26,000 crores due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 80% of which were educational texts.

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