Kolkata: The Annual International Kolkata Book Fair to kick off from 27th January, 2016 at the Milan Mela fair Grounds ushering all the book fair lovers in the New Year. On 25th January the International Book fair to be inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and started from 27th January. The book fair is to last till 7th February. The current theme for the book fair is Bolivia.
There is a special gift for the Booklovers this year as Publishers and Book Sellers Guild has announced free shuttle Service from Milan Mela to Park Circus. They have also announced a new app telling us which book will be available in which store on clicking.The timings of the Book Fair will be 12p.m to 8 p.m.
On completion of 50 years of Che Guavara’s struggle against Imperialism, this year’s theme country is Bolivia. Tridip Chatterjee, President of Publishers and book sellers guild have stated in their press meet on Tuesday that “this year vietnam war is completing 40 years hence special guest honour country will be Vietnam & special honour country Spain. According to guild authorities, countries Guetamala, Norway and China will be participating in this event for the first time.
Also Britain, America, France , many countries of latin America and neighboring country Bangaldesh will be participating in the Book fair. 60 Years completion of India- Spain Friendship will be celebrated. The Guild officials claim that audiences will be treated with various stalls from all over the country. The participation from National publishers has increased this year. There will be 600 stalls in all total.
Last year, the performance of a Bangla rock band on the last day had caused huge chaos. Keeping that in mind, no Rock band will be given permission to perform this year, say Guild officials.