The 36th Chennai Book Fair is on till the 23rd of January, 2013. Find our books at the Eureka Books stall (Stall no: 351).
Venue :YMCA Physical Education College Ground, Nandnam, Chennai
Timing : Weekdays: 2.30pm to 8.30pm, Holidays: 11.00pm to 9.00pm
Visit the website to find out more about the book fair.
This year Chennai Book Fair would have 747 stalls in 180,000 sq ft area, with 450 participants with more than 10 lakh titles and one crore books. The 450 participants include 250 Tamil publishers, 127 English publishers and 37 media organizations. The exhibition is a 13-day event from January 11 to January 23 at the YMCA Ground in Nandanam.
Shanmugam, president of Booksellers and Publishers Association of South India (BAPASI) said tickets will be priced at Rs 5 and entry for schoolchildren at junior levels will be free. BAPASI has announced a discount of 10% on all books. To promote reading among children and young adults, it has also distributed more than five lakh free tickets to school and college students, Shanmugam said.
Apart from selling books, the fair has a wide range of events, ranging from a drawing competition to cultural events adding fun to the fair. Bapasi has planned for debates and discussions on all days at 6 pm, for which the organisation has invited eminent speakers and leaders to address visitors.
Hyderabad Literary Festival (HLF) is an annual event that celebrates creativity in all its forms. The Festival, started in 2010, draws over a hundred writers, artistes, scholars, publishers from India and abroad each year. HLF is a multi-lingual event with a strong focus on writing in the Indian languages.