Krithi International Book Fair organized by the Kerala Department of Culture and cooperative society of writers aims to sell books worth Rs 25 crore. The book fair is planned to be held at Marine Drive in Kochi from February 6 to 16, 2020.
Minister for Cooperatives Kadakampally Surendran said, “Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the festival on February 6. There will be 250 stalls at the Book Festival and more than 150 leading publishers will participate. The venue will have 50,000 sq feet exhibit space and two venues having 5,000 sq feet area will be set aside for literary discussions.”
He also added, “1.5 crores in the budget for the book fair. We are planning to distribute books worth 1.5 crores free of cost to students.”
Authors like Prathibha Ray, Bhairappa, Suva Reddy and Ramchandra Guha will attend the literary discussions at a book fair. Several cultural programs will also take place with the book fair. Around 75 writers will take part in this event.