66 new books of Bangla Academy arrive at Book Fair
Published : 11 Feb 2017, 20:57:08
As many as 66 new books of Bangla academy have arrived at the Amar Ekushey Granthamela-2017 that began on February 1.
Bangla Academy has reprinted 35 books this year meaning 101 books are now available at the book fair, the academy sources said.
There are 6,000 publication of Bangla Academy, they said, adding 1400 publication have been sold in the list of the academy.
Director of Bangla Academy Dr Jalal told BSS that, "Bangla Academy has sold books of Taka 34 lakh till February 10.
A large number of weekend crowd were seen also today on the 11th day of book fair which has turned into a vibrant and festive gathering of booklovers, authors, publishers and researchers.
The stall attendants were seen busy dealing with the visitors and smiles flashed on the face of the publishers as holiday crowd flocked to different stalls and pavilions.
With the first two hours from 11am dedicated to kids as children's hour on every Friday and Saturday during the book fair, children with their parents and elderly people of their families came and had a fun while browsing books, fair sources said.
They said the organizers of the fair arranged different programmes including essay writings, painting, discussion and cultural function for children on the occasion of children's hour.
Children mainly thronged to different stalls and many of them were seen buying books on fairy tales, ghosts, puzzles, alphabets, cartoons and comics.
Apart from Bangla Academy premises, around 400,000 square feet area on Suhrawardy Udyan have been earmarked for the fair, Bangla Academy Director General Shamsuzzaman Khan told BSS.
The Suhrawardy Udyan has been decorated with 12 divisions. Some 663 units have been allotted to 409 institutions at the academy and on Suhrawardy Udyan premises.
Besides, 14 publication houses including Bangla Academy got 15 pavilions covering an area of total 6,000 square feet. Some 100 little magazines have been allocated spaces at the Little Magazine Corner, south side of Burdwan House on the academy premises.BSS