GUWAHATI: In a record sale, books worth over Rs 8 Cr were sold yet in the ongoing 33rd edition of the Guwahati book fair held at Chandmari field, said Publication Board of Assam.
The 12-day fair has attracted a heavy foot-fall of book lovers, writers and publishers from all across the nation.
“On Saturday alone, books worth over Rs One Cr were sold which is very encouraging,” said Board official Promod Kalita.
The fair has also attracted a large number of students from across the region as they are getting an opportunity to explore more dimensions of academics and getting aware of different multi-lingual books.
Following the unlock 6.0, mass events began to shoot off around the state including the Guwahati book fair which was initially slated to be organised in March 2020 but was postponed until further notice due to the Covid 19 outbreak. Bringing the good news to book lovers across the state, the Board announced the commencement of the event from December 30 to January 10.
On Friday, the state’s chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal also visited the fair and relieved his memories from his student life.
“Books have the power to take us to new worlds and different times. I urge everyone to inculcate the habit of reading and transform your lives,” he said.
The fair is going to end on Sunday.
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