The Chennai Book Fair in its 46th year is also a hit with new, old and rare titles making an appearance and bookworms making a beeline to get their hands on a personal copy.
The Department of Prisons and Correctional Services of Tamil Nadu has set up a stall at the Chennai Book Fair for collecting books from visitors to improve prisoners’ reading habits.
This is the first time a Lankan publishing house has set up a stall at Chennai book fair
LGBTQIA+ community members have been given space to showcase their work. The stall features works of new writers and translations.
CM Stalin throws event open to public; thousands throng YMCA Grounds on first day
BAPASI says 1,000 stalls to be set up and 50 lakh visitors expected
Speaking to newspersons, he said the stalls at the fair will be open from 11 am to 9 pm every day until January 22.
The government has also allotted Rs 5.6 crore to organise book fair in all districts.
Heaps of books, new titles, excited authors, the persistent biblichor, and the pleasant voice of a regular announcer.
Expectedly, there was a spike in sales on the last day as thousands flocked to the fair enthusiastically and bought a myriad of books across genres.