We all started for the book fair at 10 o’clock. It took 30 minutes to reach there. At around eleven, we were at the venue.
We were stunned to watch this event. It was really a spectacle to watch. There were attractive hoardings everywhere. Security arrangements were tight. We had to pass through metal detector to reach the different halls.
Each hall was segmented into many stalls managed by the respective publishing houses. There were local publishers, national publishers and international publishers. The stalls were attractively decorated. There was a huge crowd of people.
Some of the stalls particularly those dealing in stationery and children books were thronged by the people. Each stall was a delight to watch. They displayed children’s books, subject-oriented books, books on language and literature, books on performing arts, science and technology, books on software and hardware, banking and finance, Management and accounting, books on analog and medicine, books on law and income, books on cookery, health, beauty and fitness and religious books.
In addition, there was a huge collection of dictionaries. Every publisher had their own way to attract the public some were offering heavy discount while some other had gift schemes. Some publishers had made special sitting arrangement for the readers. There were cafeterias and ice-cream parlours. We bought books of our choice. I bought a book on Shakespeare. We came back at 5 o’clock.
We enjoyed the visit tremendously. It was a memorable trip.