The 19th New Delhi World Book Fair 2010

by Gurpreet Singh

What: The 19th New Delhi World Book Fair 2010
When: 30 January to 7 February 2010 (Daily 11.00 a.m to 8.00 p.m)
Where: Hall No: 1 to 14, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

Did you know that India publishes books in 37 different languages?

Did you know that India ranks third in the publication of English Books, only second to US and UK?

Did you know that more than 1,00,000 new books are published every year in India, a quarter of which are published in English?

If you answer the questions with a head shaking left to right and vica-versa (meaning No), or with a grinning mean smile 🙂 then perhaps you must visit the 19th New Delhi World Book Fair 2010 organized by National Book Trust (NBT) to raise your knowledge about the world of books.

With publishers coming from all over the world to participate in the biggest book fair in the Afro-Asian Region, this event is a nothing short of a paradise for a book lover.

The last such event (The 18th New Delhi World Book Fair) was organized in 2008 which had 2172 stalls for 1343 exhibitors from 17 countries. Read my previous blog post about The 18th New Delhi World Book Fair to know more about the last held World Book Fair in New Delhi.

The theme of the upcoming Book Fair is “Reading for Common Wealth”, quite an interesting one. Isn’t it?

Special Facilities in the 19th New Delhi World Book Fair 2010

  • Telephone and Posts Telegraph: Public telephone booths are located at convenient points throughout the Fair ground. A Post Office located in Hall No. 19 provides STD/ISD phone and fax services in addition to normal postal services.
  • Banks: The State Bank of India, Central Bank of India and Canara Bank provide complete banking services at their branches in Hall No. 19. These banks also deal in foreign exchange.
  • Restaurants and Cafeteria: There are restaurants, kiosks, snack counters and cafeteria all over the Fair ground.

Book Hunt with me!

I’d be going on a book hunt in the 19th New Delhi World  Book Fair. If you are interested to join me in this treasure hunt, just write a comment in this post.