20th International Book Fair – Lahore

20th International book fair in Lahore (Expo center, Fortress Stadium) will be closed on March 07. If you still haven’t visited, there is still another day to go. The good thing about this book fair is that you find so many different books stalls under one roof. The organizers are very cooperative and stalls are willing to give OK discounts. Oh and there were a lot of little kids, school children when I went there yesterday which is always nice to see.

However, books are still very expansive for my liking, specially if you are making a serious attempt to encourage reading. I don’t think there is much difference in price if you buy a book from any of major books shops in Lahore on a regular day. You can’t expect many people to buy 1000+ books and most of the good books are around that price or higher. I still think they can cut the prices IF they want to. But anyways, I guess things will improve if we have such book fairs on regular basis. So not bad for a start.

If you buy a book published by Indian publishers, you have to pay extra money. They convert Indian price to Pakistani rupees which means you end up paying more since Indian currency is strong.

4 Comments so far

  1. Pindpunjab (unregistered) on March 5th, 2006 @ 11:12 pm

    hi Darwaish will you lahore people be my friends?????????
    I am from new delhi
    mei kade aya te nahi lahore but i love it
    kyu ae te mennu v nahi malum
    i read this site everyday for hours and want to be a part of lahore through this site.

  2. Darwaish (unregistered) on March 6th, 2006 @ 12:57 am

    Dear PindPunjab,

    feel at home pal :) .. n thank you so much visiting us everyday

  3. Pindpunjab (unregistered) on March 6th, 2006 @ 2:16 am

    Shukriya Dost
    I will cherish this friendship always!!!!!!!
    Kehnde jinne lahore nai wekheya o jameya hi nahi
    thanks for giving me the chance to explore lahore through your eyes and this site.

  4. sheepoo (unregistered) on March 6th, 2006 @ 7:24 pm

    How I miss the Book fair. I never used to miss it.
    But here in Canada books are EXTREMELY expensive :(
    But then the libraries here are really really good and if you need abook you can always ask them and they will buy it for you :-D

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