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Why Should You Visit the Stationery and Book Fair 2018?

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Reiterating the might of the pen and the printed world, the biggest book and stationery bonanza, keenly awaited by students, teachers, artists and, book lovers is back.

India Trade Promotion Organization is organizing the 24th edition of the Delhi Book Fair along with the 20th edition of Stationery Fair from 25th August 2018 to 2nd September 2018 at Pragati Maidan. Having been an annual event since the last two decades, this mega event will witness popular art supplies, books, and, stationery from all over the globe.

The stationery and book fair is an event which witnesses lakhs of visitors, artists and book lovers who throng through the stalls every year. The fair is not only a place to discover new books and stationery but also new budding authors. One can also witness intellectual debates and discussions about the ongoing issues both at the national and international level.

Why Should You Visit the Fair?

  • A variety of books and stationery to choose from.

Even someone who is not a fan of stationery and books ends up buying some cute artsy stuff at the fair.  These fairs are a place where you can find books on any topic, genre and, language. You name it and the fair has it!

  • Author Meet-ups

Generally, book fairs witness a number of new authors who launch their books. Some renowned authors are also there to hold discussions. Be careful while hogging the book stalls, you might end up meeting your favourite author. Do not forget to get your copy signed by him/her!

  • Stationery

Tape, glue, highlighters, colour pencils, fountain pens, sketchbooks, DIY art kits, handmade notebooks, diaries artist sketch boxes, chalk, pens and, paper stashes await at the stalls. If not for stationery, then go for chunky and cool bookmarks which are sold at throwaway prices. One can find many international brands like Artbin (USA), Sakura (Japan), Mungyo (South Korea), Sharpie (USA), Arto and Campap (Malaysia) and lots more.

  • Cheap Bargain on Books

Some sorting and searching will save you a lot of money and still get to own a decent number of novels and non-fiction books.  Many stalls offer as many as five books at the price of meagre INR 200. Such opportunities are god sent for college students who are always broke.

The fair is likely to be held in Hall number 7 to Hall number 12, Pragati Maidan .The timings for the fair are 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  There will be a free shuttle service from the nearest metro station i.e. Pragati Maidan. The entry ticket will be priced at INR 20.School children, in uniform, accompanied by a teacher will be allowed free.

Hog on to brands like Navneet, and Camlin with some childhood nostalgia and buy some cute and artsy stationery. Catch hold of 100 year old stationery brand- Tombow for some amazing pens, markers and, art supplies.

Feature Image Credits: Hindustan Times

Anoushka Sharma

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