The mini book fair that has been organized by the West Bengal Publishers Co-ordination Committee was inaugurated at Hrishikesh Park on Thursday. It is a special initiative of about 50 publishers.
Christened Boimela 2021, this book fair has about 40 stalls and a special zone for little magazines. On Thursday, people started trooping in to browse and buy books much before the inauguration started. People of all age groups were seen at the fair and expressed their happiness about finally being able to attend a book fair in the heart of the city.
Take the case of chartered accountants Indrani and Bijoy Chakraborty. They had come all the way from Salt Lake just to browse and buy books. Same was the case with poet Shubhojit Das, who bought a special edition of Gopal Bhanr and Badal Sircar’s ‘Natoker Bhasha’.
The fair was inaugurated by MoS for science and technology Indranil Sen and state minister of consumer affairs, Sadhan Pande. Poet Subodh Sarkar, writers Himadri Kishore Dasgupta and Pracheta Gupta were present at the inauguration.