Patna Book Fair

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Patna Book Fair
VenueGandhi Maidan
Location(s)Patna, Bihar
Next event4 to 14 February 2017
Attendance8,44,000 (Dec 2007)[1]
Organized byCentre for Readership Development (CRD India)

Patna Book Fair or Patna Pushtak Mela is an annual book fair organized in Patna, India by the Centre for Readership Development (CRD), an NGO, held annually (usually in the middle of November) at the Gandhi Maidan,[2] selling and exhibiting books, printed matter, stationery, printing, compact discs and other multimedia publishing.[3][1] The First Patna Book Fair was held in 1985[1] and November 2013 was its 20th edition.[4] During 1999-2002 the venue was shifted to Patliputra colony grounds.[2] Next book fair[5] is going to be organised on 4 February 2017 at Gandhi Maidan. The date was shifted from November due to 350th Prakash Parv.

Representatives from book publishing and multimedia companies from all over India and Foreign publishers from USA, UK, and Singapore come to the Fair.[1] The November 2013 book fair had a total of 1000 stalls,[6] covering around 2.5 lakh square feet area.[7]


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  2. ^ a b "Book fair back at original venue - The Times of India". 2003-10-29. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  3. ^ "Patna book fair witnesses over 1 lakh visitors on last day - The Times of India". 2011-11-19. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  4. ^ "Patna Book Fair Just Hours away from Opening". PatnaDaily.Com. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  5. ^ "Patna book fair from Feb 4". Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  6. ^ Our Correspondent (2013-10-19). "More than books at fair". Retrieved 2014-05-01.
  7. ^ "Patna book fair from November 10 - The Times of India". 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2014-05-01.