Highlights of 42nd International Kolkata Book Fair Announced

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Video: Highlights of 42nd International Kolkata Book Fair Announced

A press meet was organized to discuss some of the highlights of the 42nd International Kolkata Book Fair. Tridib Kumar Chatterjee, Sudhangshu Dey, Damien Syed and others graced the occasion.

There will be 580 stalls and 200 little magazines stalls. There will be nine entry and exit gates and the majority of the gates will be the replica of French architecture in India. English publishers will be confined to the three big AC hangers named after Priyaranjan Das Munsi, Chandi Lahiri and Rabishankar Bal.

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Additional 175 shuttle bus services between Howrah station, Sealdah station, Garia, Ultadanga, Behala and Shyambazar will be available for easy accommodation.

Wi-fi zone will be available for the authors, guests and media personnel. Special medical assistance service with ambulance and well equipped doctors will be provided by Peerless Hospitex Hospital and Research Center Limited.

31st January will be celebrated as the France Day, 3rd February as Bangladesh day, 4th February as Children’s Day and 5th Kolkata Literature Festival will continue from 8th to 10th February.

The inauguration will be done by Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee on 30th January at 5.30 pm at the Central Park Mela Complex. The book fair will continue from 31st January to 11th February from 12 pm to 8 pm.

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