Bibliophiles in Kolkata and neighbouring places are all set to enjoy some of the most beautiful moments of the year as the city celebrates the iconic International Kolkata Book Fair. Salt Lake’s Central Park Mela ground is the venue of this year’s book fair. Also known as Boimela, this event is ready to transport you to a world of books, literary marvels, art, and more. Till the time you are visiting the fair in person, here’s a virtual tour for you.
CM Mamata Banerjee Inaugurated The International Kolkata Book Fair
Today, my leader Smt. @MamataOfficial inaugurated the 47th International Kolkata Book Fair.
Under her inspiration, the Kolkata Book Fair has truly evolved into a global celebration of literature & cultural exchange. Welcoming all citizens to come be a part.. #KolkataBookFair pic.twitter.com/R3fw3XUafr
— FIRHAD HAKIM (@FirhadHakim) January 18, 2024
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the 47th edition of the Kolkata Book Fair on Thursday. With the grand inauguration event, the doors to the fair have been opened to the public welcoming one and all to witness the magnificence of the Boimela. The theme country for this year’s book fair is the United Kingdom.
UK 🇬🇧 is the theme country at the 47th #KolkataBookFair – 2nd largest in the world.
— Alison Barrett (@albarrett09) January 19, 2024
Starting on January 18, Boimela is all set to continue till the last day of January. Popular as the second-largest book fair in the world, more than 1,000 stalls have come up this year. Interestingly, the 2024 Kolkata Book Fair features the highest number of stalls so far. Kolkata Book Fair offers endless options of books in different languages by notable artists.
Not just hundreds of huge stalls of well-known and reputed publishers, this year’s Boimela has about a hundred stalls for small publishers. Attending the fair is surely going to be a magnificent experience with an increase in tons of options of writers and books to choose from. More stalls signify more books and also provide a massive variety of diverse options ranging from genre to genre.
The Kolkata Book Fair, renowned as India’s largest celebration of literature, ideas, & creativity. Dive into a world of books, & engage in unique literary discussions
— West Bengal Tourism (@TourismBengal) January 16, 2024
Not just from India, publishers from different countries have arrived at the boimela. Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Colombia, France, and the United States are some of the many international countries from where publishers are participating in the gala fair.
There Are More To See & Explore At Boimela
Taking to Reddit, u/Little_Sin shared some beautiful glimpses of the event.
No event in the City of Joy can be complete without some amazing food stalls. In the venue of the Kolkata book fair, there is a dedicated section of food stalls serving authentic delish Bengali food items. From savoury to sweets, Chinese to Mughlai, the food choices are endless.
Are you ready to visit the venue, explore the Boimela, and enjoy a great time?
Event: International Kolkata Book Fair 2024
Where: Boimela Prangan, Central Park Mela ground, Salt Lake Sector II, Kolkata
When: January 18 – January 31, 2024
Ticket: Visitors do not need to buy tickets. Entry is free.
Cover Image Courtesy: Reddit/ u/Little_Sin
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