Weekend brings more book worms to Delhi fair

New Delhi, Aug 25 : Around 80,000 people visited the Delhi Book Fair Sunday, showing a remarkable increase in footfall, an organiser said.

The third day of the fair witnessed a huge rush with all the five halls packed with visitors and the sales looking up.

The estimated figure for those who came to the fair was close to 80,000, said the organiser.

Amarnath Verma, chairman of Star Publication which publishes ethnic books and dictionaries, said their books attracted youth,

This year the revenue for the first day has increased by 150 percent as compared to 2012, he said.

A book titled "Guru Darshan - Tera Safar" by author H.H. Ghasita was also released.

The day also saw book release function by Kant Darshan Publishers and painting competition by B Jain publishers.

M.L. Bhatia, assistant editor (Punjabi), National Book Trust of India, said that apart from fiction, children books and life histories were a major attraction for the visitors this year.

The book fair was inaugurated Friday at Delhi's Pragati Maidan.

--IANS (Posted on 25-08-2013)

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