Patna Book Fair 2012

The much awaited and anticipated event among student section and general public alike, Patna Book Fair 2012 is scheduled to commence on 15th March. It will be 12 day long event. It is being organized by the Centre for Readership Development (CRD) at the Gandhi Maidan. The fair is being organized as  part of the centenary celebrations of Bihar.

Generally this event is organized during the month of December, when the temperature is cool. However, to mark the Centenary celebration of the State, the event is being held in the month of March this year, and it will be the peoples reaction amid the rising heat of March which will justify the decision. It is expected that close to 400 publishers will be participating this time. Approximately 600 stalls will be put in an area of 2 lakh square feet. Numerous activities like street plays, award functions, career counselling sessions, stamp expo, inter-school and inter-college programs and screening of films would be held at the fair venue. Student will have free entry at the venue on production of I-Card, for others there is nominal fee.

Patna Book fair has always been hit in Patna, and especially when it has been organized at the historical Gandhi Maidan. Due to the proximity of various educational institute around it and the nearby student hubs, the fair attract large number of student.

As the online book selling is gearing up in India, it would to worth seeing the competition that book fair will get this time. Several websites have emerged selling books at the competitive rate.