The 45th International Kolkata Book Fair will start on January 30 in the midst of severe COVID-19 wellbeing measures, authorities said on Tuesday. It will be an open gathering that will be held in Central Park in Salt Lake considering the pandemic, they said

Mask will be required for guests and members, authorities said later a gathering at the state secretariat with the coordinators – – the Publishers and Book Sellers Guild. The number of bookstalls would continue as before however their size would be diminished, they added. “There will be a chance for book lovers to see and purchase books outside the slows down to guarantee social separating,” an authority said.

Around 580 distributors and book retailers take an interest in the book fair, promoted to be the greatest on the planet as far as footfall, as indicated by industry sources. The book fair will proceed till February 13 and the topic nation will be Bangladesh to check the birth centennial of its founder Sheik Mujibur Rahman and the brilliant celebration year of its freedom.

The eighth Kolkata Literature Festival would likewise be held at Central Park close by the fair. The book fair was not held for this present year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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