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Book fair attracts a huge number of visitors

Lahore: The biggest book fair of Pakistan is attracting a huge number of visitors from various parts of the country. Despite continuously rainy weather in Lahore on Saturday, third day of the Lahore International Book Fair (LIBF), thousands of people from all segments of society visited the book fair where millions of titles including rarely available unique books are being sold on discounted rates here at over 350 stalls. A large number of families and special delegations of various educational institutions are also visiting the unique literary activity of Punjab Metropolis.

The 27th Lahore International Book Fair (LIBF) is being organized in Expo Center Johar Town Lahore by Lahore International Book Fair Trust. Books on almost all major topics including politics, fiction, history, poetry, literature and religion are available here but unique stalls have been set up for children and text books. Some companies are providing fun activities including art activities, paintings, table tense etc for children; It is relevant to mention that around 40 foreign companies from United States, England, Germany, UAE, India and Turkey have also set up their stalls in the book fair. British broadcaster BBC and German broadcasters DW has also set up their stalls to introduce their Urdu Websites and prominent journalists are available on these stalls to interact with listeners/readers.

Khansa Malik, a visitor said: ” I am very happy to visit long awaited book fair of Lahore and it really gives me immense pleasure to see such a large number of books under one roof and added that it is unique opportunity to purchase books of our choice at one place. “Books are like oxygen for me …such beautiful collection of books.

Salim Malik, the organizer of the Lahore International Book Fair said that the total numbers of visitors in 2012 was over 500,000 and it is expected to breach the 700,000 visitors this year. The Book Fair will remain continue till Monday 18th February.

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