46th International Kolkata Book Fair inaugurated
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 30 January inaugurated the 46th edition of the International Kolkata Book Fair.
An overview of the news
The fair is being organised at Boimela Courtyard, Central Park Fair Ground, Karunamayee, Salt Lake Kolkata.
Mara José Gálvez Salvador from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports and Ambassador of Spain to India, Jose Maria Ridao Domínguez were present at the inauguration.
The fair will be open for visitors from January 31 to February 12.
Around 20 countries from all over the world are participating in the fair. Spain is the focal country for the second time this year.
The United States, United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Japan, France, Cuba, Italy, Australia and many other Latin American countries will be represented at the book fair.
Thailand is participating for the first time.
The fair will have several kiosks sponsored by the Jute Board to reduce plastic and bio-toilets.
About International Kolkata Book Fair
It is the largest book fair in Asia and the most attended book fair by the people.
It is the world's third largest annual collection of books after the Frankfurt Book Fair and the London Book Fair.
The book fair was started in 1976 on a small scale by the Kolkata Publishers and Booksellers Guild.
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