Every year when the chills in air gets milder around last week of January,
every bong urge to go to Boi Mela.
It is a book fair that Kolkata takes a lot of pride in. This is the 38th one. I love Kolkata Book Fair because it gives a platform for non-so-famous publishers to showcase their books and get in touch with readers. But unfortunately, I cannot read Bengali so, I generally go in search for folk tales, fables etc printed in English which are tough to find. I also get to discover more book which I search online and then buy at a far cheaper rate.....mostly from Flipkart. (My order from Flipkart already on its way)
This year I only got a set of 'Fables from India' by Rupa publishers.
Later, I saw a girl with a red bag with Agatha Christie on it. Badly needed the paper bag. I asked the girl from where it was so, I had to get something from Harper Collins, hence, Ask the Policeman. (Ask the Policeman has a crime as described by one writer, then four of the best writers of that time presents a different solution to the same in four chapters)
The book was also available at a huge discount HERE but I needed the BAG.
See, I have my priorities very very clear. *wink*
Book Fairs also make me discover new things. For example, Swarnali made me realize this time that I have missed a lot in my childhood because I have never even heard of 'Geronimo Stilton'. Then, I saw the books and really felt that I should have discovered then when I was a kid.
And I also found Mr Geronimo Stilton.
That smile on my face.....completely fake.....my heart is sad and crying.
|I also discover them......Captain Underp*nts.|
You can also buy handicrafts, paintings or get your portraits done by artists at Kolkata Book Fair.
The last date of Kolkata Book Fair is 9th Feb '14. You can read more Here
Do you like Book Fairs? (I love fairs)