New Delhi World Book Fair, 2016 ( Past Event)


It has been almost four decades to the inception of International World Book Fair organized in New Delhi. It boasts of being the oldest book fair of India and is a major calendar event in the publishing world. The best of books, periodicals, journals, newspapers, educational materials as well as digital stuff would be exhibited at this fair.

New Delhi World Book Fair
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Date and Venue of New Delhi World Book Fair, 2016

9th January to 17th January 2016  at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Timings are 11 A.M to 8 P.M daily.

What is the fair all about?

The event will last for nine days and give the most remarkable platform to literature enthusiasts. Scholars can get exposed to enlightening study material in this book fair. Products like sports goods, games, stationeries, computer hardware and software solutions as well as things used in printing and publishing field would be displayed here. Browse for books, buy,read and feel the books. In this era of Kindle and Nooks, the Book Fair is one of such event that no book lover should miss out.

There are various stalls dedicated just for the kids, let your kids enjoy and understand the sheer pleasure of browsing real books. Its much better than choosing books online. You can also check out the various teaching aids, journal publications, kids stationary and details about coaching classes over here.

New Delhi World Book Fair
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Are you looking for a publisher for your debut novel? Well, grab your chance to connect to the most renowned publishing houses like Oxford University Press, SAGE, National Book Trust and many other publishers from all over India, USA, Thailand and Bangkok. For people passionate about writing and reading,  World Book Fair is the perfect place to be.The Fair attracts participation from major publishing houses of the globe.

This year, the fair will have around 2,100 stalls,  30 participating countries and about 1,100 exhibitors from across India. China will be the Guest of Honour Country. Huge volumes of Chinese books, cultural exhibitions, professional forums and literature stalls will be organized at the NDWBF 2016 to promote literary and cultural ties between India and China.

New Delhi World Book Fair
Image source – Delhi World Book Fair

Reaching New Delhi World Book Fair

Being the capital city of India, reaching Delhi is not a problem at all. Whether it is by flight, railways or roadways, Delhi is easily accessible through any mode of transportation. The best reach The Book Fair is by Metro as parking can be an issue specially on weekends.

Stay and Food

Numerous budget hotels as well as luxurious rooms are available at Delhi for a comfortable stay. When in Delhi, you should definitely try Mughlai cuisine as well as Delhi street food. There are many eating places inside Pragati Maidan too, from food courts to plush restaurants.

If books are your best friends, head to Pragati Maidan on any day between 9th – 17th January, to celebrate your love for books.