Friday , September 18 2020
New Delhi World Book Fair, India

New Delhi World Book Fair 2020 (NDWBF)

Event Name: New Delhi World Book Fair
Category: Education & Job Fairs
Event Date: 23 – 27 September, 2020
Frequency:
Annual
Location: Hall No. 8, 9, 10 & 11, Pragati Maidan, Mathura Road, Railway Colony, New Delhi 110002 India
Organizer: India Trade Promotion Organisation & National Book Trust – Nehru Bhawan, 5, Institutional Area, Phase II, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070 India
Email ID: nbtexhibition@gmail.com
Phone: 91-11-26707780 / 81
Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan on the Blue Line
Timings: 11:00 AM to 20:00 PM

World Book Fair 2020: Book lovers and voracious readers can find books of different Indian and foreign languages, along with adaptation and translations at NDWBF.

India Trade Promotion Organisation will organize the 26th edition of Delhi Book Fair (in Halls 7 D, E and F, G, H) and the 22st Stationery Fair / 6th Office Automation and 6th Corporate Gift Fair (in Halls 7 A, B, C) during 23-27 September, 2020 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

The fair is organized in association with Federation of Indian Publishers. Book Fairs have a great role to play in promoting the reading habit among people of all age groups. New Delhi World Book Fair is playing a pivotal role in reiterating the might of the pen and the printed world and has come to be recognized as the biggest book bonanza keenly awaited by students, teachers, scholars, authors, intellectuals, librarians and book lovers. Apart from promoting literacy and reading habit, especially among children and youth, the fair presents a vast panorama of Indian books on a wide range of subject. The fair provides a unique platform for business to business transactions, establishing new contacts, entering into co-publishing arrangements, translation and copy right arrangements, reprinting of old and rare books, apart from providing retailing opportunities as a multitude of visitors to the fair. A number of Conferences and Seminars, buyer-seller meets, book releases, book discussions, literary activities for children and meet-the-author will be organized during the Fair.

The fair is also complemented by the Stationery / Office Automation and Corporate Gifts Fair held concurrently with its product profile.

ITPO is pleased to invite you to participate in the 26th Delhi Book Fair / 22nd Stationery Fair / 06th Office Automation Fair and 06th Corporate Gift Fair – 2020

New Delhi World Book Fair 2020 is a 5 day event being held from 23 – 27 September, 2020 at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India. This event is certainly worth considering for the book promotion etc. in the Consumer & Carnivals industry.

New Delhi World Book Fair: Event Profile

New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) held for the past 45 years, is now a major calendar event in the publishing world. NDWBF 2020 will be held from 23 – 27 September, 2020 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

The Fair is organized by National Book Trust, India, an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, working towards promotion of books and the habit of reading in the country.

India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India is the Co-organizer of the Fair.

Today Indian publishing stands poised at a significant crossroad towards the path of growth. NDWBF offers the participants a unique opportunity of doing business with this growing book industry. It is also an ideal venue for promoting titles, co-publication arrangements and trade. Besides the many literary and publishing conferences and programmes to be organized during the Fair, it also opens up a gateway to the publishing and intellectual world of South Asia. The Fair attracts participation from major publishing houses of the globe.

Theme of New Delhi World Book Fair 2020

The theme for NDWBF 2020 is ‘Gandhi: The Writers’ Writer’. The theme aims to highlight the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on Indian literature and some major authors of India as well as abroad. It will also focus on the aspects of Gandhi as a writer, editor, journalist, publisher, printer and a mass communicator par excellence.

The book fair sees books from Indian authors as well as acclaimed authors from abroad. Book lovers and voracious readers can find books of different Indian and foreign languages, along with adaptation and translations at NDWBF. Apart from literary and publishing conferences and programmes, the fair also opens up a gateway to the publishing and intellectual world of South Asia.

History:

New Delhi World Book Fair was first held in 1972 and saw 200 participants. The fair, which is India’s oldest after Kolkata, was inaugurated by former President of India V V Giri.

Themes in the past few years:

  • 2019: The theme of 27th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair, last year was ‘Books for Readers with Special Needs’. The book fair was organised from January 5 to 13 at Pragati Maidan and Sharjah was the ‘guest of honour’.
  • 2018: The 26th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair was organised from January 6 to January 14 and the theme was environmental issues such as climate change, global warming, and water pollution. European Union was the ‘guest of honour’.
  • 2017: The theme for the 25th New Delhi World Book Fair was ‘Manushi – Books Written on and by Women’. The fair that was organised from January 7 to 15 focused on the ‘Culture of Reading’.
  • 2016: The 24th edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair was organised from January 9 to 17. The theme of the fair was cultural diversity ‘Vivid Bharat -Diverse India’. The ‘guest of honour country’ was China.