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Chennai Book Festival 2018

Chennai Book Festival 2018

The mega book exhibition, Chennai Book Fair, has been happening in the city for almost four decades. Apart from that, for the last few years, there has been another annual book exhibition – “Chennai Book Fair“,  this week was the fourth instalment of the show at the YMCA grounds, Royappetah. This was a smaller cousin to the big event, but you could find all the popular Tamil publishers having their stalls and selling books from famous Tamil writers. The exhibition runs until August 27th.

சென்னை புத்தகத் திருவிழா 2018

சென்னை புத்தகத் திருவிழா 2018

About 8 such rows of bookstalls are present

A sample of the book titles on sale

A sample of the book titles on sale

Surprised, to find books for as low as ₹10 - சிறிய புத்தகங்கள் ₹10 மட்டுமே

Surprised, to find books for as low as ₹10 – சிறிய புத்தகங்கள் ₹10 மட்டுமே

Who said click baits and buzz feed are silicon valley innovation! Tamil Publisher Manimekalai Prasuram had been having similar sounding titles for decades

Who said click baits and buzz feed are social media innovations! Tamil Publisher Manimekalai Prasuram had been having similar sounding titles for decades

A gigantic storybook for kids, ₹600 (USD 9). What all has to be done by publishers to get today's kids to read?

A gigantic storybook for kids, ₹600 (USD 9). What all has to be done by publishers to get today’s kids to read?

படங்கள் நிறைந்த பெரிய புத்தகம் சுண்டைக்காய் இளவரசன் - யெஸ் பாலபாரதி

படங்கள் நிறைந்த பெரிய புத்தகம் சுண்டைக்காய் இளவரசன் – யெஸ் பாலபாரதி

In this exhibition I bought only 3 books:

  1. Star Wars – The Complete Visual Dictionary – DK
  2. விவேக் ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ஷான்பாக்: காச்சர் கோச்சர் – காலச்சுவடு பதிப்பகம்
  3. ஆ.இரா.வேங்கடாசலபதி: அந்தக் காலத்தில் காப்பி இல்லை – காலச்சுவடு பதிப்பகம்

I bought only 3 books this time


Also published on Medium.

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