The Delhi Book Fair is organized once in a year and is very popular among the intellectual class of the city. Like the famous International trade fair, Delhi Book Fair too is organized at the International Trade Promotion Organization premises in Pragati Maidan. The fair is fairly popular but lacks the scale of an International Trade Fair. Nevertheless it make you spend more time on each and every stall which is nearly impossible in the case of trade fair due to the mad rush.
Separate pavilions are allotted to various publishers from India and
abroad. The size of the pavilions depends upon the status of that
particular publishing house. Separate pavilions are allotted to the
publishers from abroad. The major international participants are
Pakistan, Iran, United Kingdom, U.S.A, France, Germany and Bangladesh.
The number of participant countries is increasing year by year.
You can find books in many languages. Besides English, Hindi and Urdu,
you have the option to select books from a range of regional languages
such as Bangla, Tamil, Punjabi, Telagu and Malayalam, which have a very
rich and vibrant literature. Among foreign languages, you have books in
Persian, Arabic, French, German and Spanish. For example, Iranian stall
is famous for book on theologies and Sufi movement, Pakistan for Urdu
poetry and medieval history and France for western philosophies and
culinary. Books are available on range of subjects such as Politics,
International Studies, Philosophies, Sports, Art, Culinary and
literature among others. Towards the end of the fair you can avail
fabulous bargain. On the last day, some of the publishers give discounts
as high as 70-80%. On the regular days too, nearly all the publishers
give some sort of discounts that are proportional to the volume of books
Delhi Book Fair
|Where||ITPO in Pragati Maidan|
|How to Reach||Take an auto or cab or disembark at Pragati Maidan Metro station|
|Timing||Once in a year generally in the month of Sept-October, 10 A.M. to 9 P.M|