North East Book Fair Ends with Record Breaking Sales
GUWAHATI: The 21st edition of the North East Book Fair concluded successfully in Guwahati on Tuesday, November 12.
The fair broke sale records of previous years with an overall business of Rs 4 crore.
Last year the book fair had recorded a sale of Rs 2. 5 crore and in 2017 it earned Rs 3.10 crore.
Director General of Police (DGP) and eminent writer Kuladhar Saikia, speaking on the concluding event stated that the success of book festivals is a reason for celebration for the entire society.
“Good books are like sweet smelling flowers, wherever they are present, they attract the book lovers spontaneously.
However, merely buying books is not enough, reading them is all the more important,” he said asking parents and senior members of society to lead by example in making book reading a part of the culture. “There is no point blaming the youngsters, if the senior members of society don’t do enough to promote book reading in their families,” he added.