Week long Shimla Book Fair gets underway on May 12

M.A. Sikandar
Shimla: With the city having far fewer book stores than what were around two decades ago, National Book Trust (NBT) is organizing a week look book fair, starting May 12, to imbibe the habit of reading among younger generations.

Talking to reporters MA Sikinder, director NBT said, “more than 50 publishers would be showcasing their books at the Shimla Book Fair.”

“Book lovers and children can avail discounts ranging from 10 to 20 percent. Chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will inaugurate the book fair,” he added.

He disclosed that NBT completes 55 years of its foundation, this year and on the
occasion an e-book website would be launched.

Sikinder disclosed that India after US and UK has the world’s third largest English readership.

Photo: Amit

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik has nurtured Hill Post for over a decade. A chequered path had him drift from managing family owned apple orchards, to turning a documentary filmmaker, to a journalist - with India’s leading television networks and newspapers, to boot strapping in founding Start-Ups. He lives in Shimla.

1 Comment

  • It is commendable that National Book Trust is organizing a week long Shimla book fair. These days, younger generation prefers to surf the internet, play video games instead of reading good books. It is very necessary to imbibe the habit of reading among kids. When there would be more than 50 publishers showcasing their books at the Shimla Book Fair, I am sure people would grab more and more books of their interests.

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