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National Book Fair begins at Bose Maidan

The 26th edition of the National Book Fair of the New Century Book House being held in association with National Book Trust of the Union Government began at Bose Maidan on Monday.

Inaugurating the fair, Chief Educational Officer N.K. Raaja Raajan said that book-reading must be cultivated among the youth.

The fair would showcase books on literature, history, cookery, management, medicine, agriculture, computers, internet and electronics. Books on philosophy, social science, astrology, politics, life history and general knowledge would also be displayed.

The works of all popular writers are on sale. The special feature includes novels, short story collections, children’s books, sports and Chinese books in English and Tamil. A special discount of 10 per cent is given on all purchases.

To encourage students to purchase books, special discounts are being extended. Nearly 200 publishers are taking part in the fair.

Regional manager of the New Century Book House A. Ganesan, Manager S. Gunasekar and others participated in the inaugural function. The fair will conclude on April 14.

Source: The Hindu

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