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40th Intl Kolkata Book Fair will commence from Jan 27

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on November 24, 2015

The 40th International Kolkata Book Fair will commence from January 27 and will close on February 7. The organisers, Publishers & Booksellers Guild, said Bolivia would be the focal theme country this time.

Tridib Chatterjee, Secretary of the Guild said that around 600 publishers would participate in the 40th edition of book fair. Noted for huge footfalls, the fair every year is said to make a modest turnover of Rs 20 crore.

Chatterjee said, "France had initially confirmed its participation as the focal theme country. However, in September they withdrew their participation due to certain shortcomings at their end". It would, however, participate at the fair.

Apart from Bolivia, Spain, Vietnam, Guatemala, Norway China, UK, US, Japan, Peru, Turkey and Bangladesh would also be present at the fair. 

Organisers would also host 3rd Kolkata Literature Festival from February 4 to 6.    

Published on November 24, 2015
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