Thursday, January 17, 2013

Events Calendar


The 36th Chennai Book Fair is on till the 23rd of January, 2013. Find our books at the Eureka Books stall (Stall no: 351).
Venue :YMCA Physical Education College Ground, Nandnam, Chennai

Timing : Weekdays: 2.30pm to 8.30pm, Holidays: 11.00pm to 9.00pm

Visit the website to find out more about the book fair.

Via  truthdive
This year Chennai Book Fair would have 747 stalls in 180,000 sq ft area, with 450 participants with more than 10 lakh titles and one crore books. The 450 participants include 250 Tamil publishers, 127 English publishers and 37 media organizations. The exhibition is a 13-day event from January 11 to January 23 at the YMCA Ground in Nandanam. 
Shanmugam, president of Booksellers and Publishers Association of South India (BAPASI) said tickets will be priced at Rs 5 and entry for schoolchildren at junior levels will be free. BAPASI has announced a discount of 10% on all books. To promote reading among children and young adults, it has also distributed more than five lakh free tickets to school and college students, Shanmugam said. 
Apart from selling books, the fair has a wide range of events, ranging from a drawing competition to cultural events adding fun to the fair. Bapasi has planned for debates and discussions on all days at 6 pm, for which the organisation has invited eminent speakers and leaders to address visitors.
Read the entire article here.


2. BOOK READING, Bangalore

NGMA Bengaluru is hosting a reading of the book, "We the Children of India" by Leila Seth at 11 am, followed by a fun walk through the galleries and a set of exciting challenges!
Who: For kids between 10-12 years old and their adult companions.
When: 19th January 2013 at 11 am to 2.00 pm with a half an hour break at 12.15 pm.
Where : National Gallery of Modern Art, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49 Palace Road, Bangalore. Phone : 080 22342338

Entry by registrations through e-mail only -



Via the Jaipur Literature Festival website

DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific, and the most prestigious celebration of national and international literature to be held in India. It encompasses a range of readings, talks, debates, performances, children’s workshops and interactive activities held in the beautiful heritage property, Diggi Palace in the Rajasthani capital of Jaipur. Entering its sixth year, JLF is now regarded as the Kumbh Mela of Indian and international writing, drawing in writers and readers from across India and the wider world: from America, Europe, Africa and from across the breadth of South Asia, the brightest, most brilliant, funny, moving and remarkable authors come to Jaipur every January.

Dates : 24th - 28th January, 2013
Venue : Diggi Palace, Jaipur

Find more details about the festival here.



Hyderabad Literary Festival (HLF) is an annual event that celebrates creativity in all its forms. The Festival, started in 2010, draws over a hundred writers, artistes, scholars, publishers from India and abroad each year. HLF is a multi-lingual event with a strong focus on writing in the Indian languages.

Inviting a foreign country to showcase its literature and culture is a new feature added to the Festival in 2012. Germany was the ‘Guest Nation’ at HLF 2012 and at HLF 2013 it will be France. Another new feature that is being introduced at HLF 2013 is a special focus on the literature and culture of one Indian language at each edition of the Festival. Telugu will be the language in focus at HLF 2013.

HLF 2013 will be held from 18-20 Jan on the campus of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Gachibowli, Hyderabad.  

Visit the website for more details.


The twistntales bookstore in Pune is shutting down :(. You can read their goodbye post here. The store will be around for another month or so but they are having a stock clearance sale at the moment. 

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