New Delhi World Book Fair 2014 begins at Pragati Maidan on Feb 15

New Delhi:President Pranab Mukherjee will tomorrow inaugurate the New Delhi World Book Fair 2014. The 22nd edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair will be scheduled from 15 to 23 February 2014. The nine-day event will focus on children’s literature.

The fair, being held at Pragati Maidan, will feature panel discussions, workshops, interactive sessions and a spacious children’s zone. It would be open to Public from 11AM to 8PM daily.

The National Book Trust has been organising the book fair since 1972. The theme of the 22nd edition of New Delhi World Book Fair 2014 is ‘Children Literature’

Poland would be the Guest Honor Country for this year.  A 25-member Polish delegation, co-led by Kataryzyna Kaceperczyk, Secretary, Public and Economic Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and  Monika Smolen,  Secretary, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, and consisting of publishers, authors, artists, rights managers and high-level officials, will be visiting New Delhi World Book Fair (15-23 February 2014), as part of the Guest of Honour presentation of Poland at the Fair. The Guest of Honour Presentation of Poland is part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Indo-Polish diplomatic ties.

ust like last year, this time also visitors of the New Delhi World Book Fair will be treated with a host of cultural programs. In association with Sangeet Natak Akademi, National Book Trust, India is organizing DESHAJ -a festival of tribal and folk performing arts of India.

Dates: 15 to 18 February 2014
Venue: Lal Chowk, Pragati Maidan
Time: 4:30pm onwards

The New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) held for the past 41 years, is now a major calendar event in the publishing world. The Fair is organized by National Book Trust, India an apex body of the Government of India, under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the nodal agency of the Government of India under the Ministry of Commerce, for promoting the country’s external trade is the Co-organizer of the Fair.

NDWBF offers the participants a unique opportunity of doing business with this growing book industry. It is also an ideal venue for promoting titles, co-publication arrangements and trade. Besides the many literary and publishing conferences and programmes to be organized during the Fair, it also opens up a gateway to the publishing and intellectual world of South Asia. The Fair attracts participation from major publishing houses of the globe. In 2013, the Fair attracted more than 1200 Indian Exhibitors and 31 Foreign Exhibitors.