Rewind. Recap.

The week that was…

We are participating in several book fairs in January and February. Check the following schedule and mark your calendar.

Reading Our Commonwealth – International Rights Exhibition of Books on the Sports of India’ is aimed at showcasing and documenting publications on Indian sports and bringing into focus the Commonwealth Games being hosted by India in October 2010 from the perspective of the publishing industry.

Chitra Books sources the best work from the world and brings them to India in unique, English-Hindi bilingual editions.The first series presents 4 picture books by Eric Carle. Tulika’s new ‘Looking at Art’ series introduces Indian artists and their work to children. If you have been looking for bilingual books, Mantra Lingua may be place to find them at.

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) which is facilitated by the NGO Pratham has been released. Click here to read about the findings of this report.

The Presenting Lenore blog is starting an ‘international book blogger mentor program‘. Any book blogger who blogs in English about books and lives outside the US and Canada can apply.

The Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children (AWIC), the Indian Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), is holding a three-day International Conference on Children’s Libraries – Building A Book Culture, on February 4th—6th, 2010 at New Delhi.

Bookshelf lovers, does a pill-shaped bookshelf look like something you may want in your house?

At Srishti ventures, a creative space for children, art, culture and literature, Nagaraj Navunda and his colleagues collect Kannada books from donors and then give it away free during the ‘Pustake Parshe‘.

Fundraisers are calling for urgent short story submissions to help raise money for disaster-stricken Haiti. Stories must be received by Monday 25 January, 2010.

Thumbthing is an invention that makes reading more comfortable.

Browse through the Twitter treasure chest to find links to varied topics and things we find on Twitter. (1, 2)

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