This international book fair is organised by the National Book Trust (NBT) which is a part of the Indian government. Several publishers take part in this huge event every year and the number of people visiting their halls and stalls is increasing rapidly as the show proceeds from year to year.
Publication from not just India but around the world participates in the fair and a lot of readers enthusiastically reach out from one stall to the other, searching for their next good read.
Singapore was the Guest of Honor country at the World Book Fair last year. Also, a lot of authors attended the fair and addressed the readers with their latest books. Trend of reading is emerging in India and fairs like these stimulate it even further by gauging the interest of the masses.
New Delhi World Book Fair is not just an opportunity for a reader but it also provides a huge platform to the publishers who exhibit their numerous books at the event. Starting from 200 participants in 1972 the number of participants has gone up to 886 by 2016. The theme of the 2017 edition was -"Writings on Women by Women", and year (2018) the theme was Environment and climate change.
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