Ekushey Book Fair 2021 to begin from Mar 18
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Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2021 is going to be held from March 18 to April 14 and publishers are asked to deposit money for booking stalls from January 31 to February 4.
The fair usually starts on February 1 but the delay is considering the COVID-19 situation in 2021. The decision came from a meeting of the book fair organizing committee at Bangla Academy on Thursday.
Jalal Ahmed, an academy director and member secretary of the fair organizing committee, confirmed the matter.
‘The fair will be held maintaining COVID-19 guidelines. Publishers have to deposit money for booking stalls from January 31 to February 4. Following the deposit, we will finalize how many stalls will be allocated at the fair. We will also organize ancillary events like Lekhak Balchhi, Shishu Chattar, Children Hours, and others,’ said Jalal Ahmed.
Amar Ekushey Book Fair was held for the first time on the Bangla Academy premises informally in 1972. It was institutionalized in 1978. The fair was named Amar Ekushey Granthamela and got a guideline in 1984.