Madurai, Nov 26: It is the time for book worms again as Madurai Book fair begins in the city. And thios time seminars, debates, poetry sessions, cultural programmes, essay, elocution, painting competitions and film screening are also part of the deal which commences at Tamukkam Grounds. The ten-day fair is being organised by the district administration and the Booksellers and Publishers Association of South India (BAPASI).
Briefing media, R S Shanmugam, secretary, BAPASI, said that 50 lakh books covering one lakh titles would be available for sale in 200 stalls. Publishers of children"s books like Prodigy, Scholastic, National Book Trust, Spider Books and major publishing houses like Macmillan, Penguin and Oxford University Press would participate in the fair, he said.
He said that the book fair"s objective was to bring all kinds of books under one roof and promote reading habit among the people for which arrangements had been made to bring readers from all southern districts.