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A new book cafe opens in Delhi

Om Book Shop along with Bent Chair Café launched Biggest Bookshop Café on 13 December 2017 at DLF Place, Saket, Delhi. Alongside, bestselling author Anita Kumar’s book Cappuccino Confessions was also launched. The collaboration between Bent Chair and Om Book Shop was a sweet surprise for all those who are fascinated by the culture of book cafes. With an experience of over fifty years in the realm of literature, Om Book Shop is a renowned name amongst book lovers and Bent Chair’s quirky home decor products have won hearts amongst its industry peers, introducing the quirky concept of incorporating a cafe and a home accessory store within a bookstore..Read More

Growth makes Times Lit Fest fiesty

The popular Times Literature Fest has been taking place in two cities, Mumbai and Delhi for the last three years, though the Mumbai fest is seven years old. The Delhi fest took place in the week ending 26 November. This two-day fest followed standard procedure of literary festivals nowadays; there were discussions, debates, author signing, book stalls and a few stage performances including a standup comedy act..Read More

Federation of Indian Publishers' AGM 2017

The Annual Conference for The Federation of Indian Publishers was held at the Ashok Hotel on 9 December. The conference was chaired by its President N K Mehra. Hon Secretary Naveen Gupta said, ‘It is because of the endeavours of the federation that a large section of the book trade and publishing industry was kept out of the new GST regime’.
Naveen Gupta also spoke the federation’s initiative in with ISBN portal and application issues. He announced that the federation will host an International Publishers Congress in 2018..Read More

Pulp to merchandising all strategy for PubliCon

PubliCon, an annual conference organised by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), this year covered seven distinct topics concerning the Indian publishing sector, its growth in future and its role towards the society- the youth in particular. Minutes after the inaugural session Dependra Pathak, special commissioner and chief spokesperson, Delhi Police, in his keynote address, highlighted the role of publishers in engaging young minds for maintaining social orderliness. He urged Ficci to collaborate with Delhi Police in engaging publishers to create material in the form of storybooks, comics and cartoons to educate people on crime curbing, road safety, traffic rules and also on the safety of women, senior citizens and children.. Read More

Gruffalo Donaldson, scientists and detectives to grace JLF 2018

Delhi, and for the first time Mumbai, witnessed two gala events from organisers of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. The JLF made some exciting announcements on both the occasions. In January, young readers are set for a treat with Anthony Horowitz, creator of the Alex Rider Series, and Julia Donaldson whose modern classics, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, have taken countless children on a splendid journey will grace JLF.. Read More

Penguin @ 30

Munshi Premchand, widely lauded as the greatest Hindi fiction writer of the twentieth century, wrote close to three hundred short stories over the course of a prolific career spanning three decades. His range and diversity were limitless as he tackled themes of romance and satire, gender politics and social inequality, with unmatched skill and compassion. Many of his stories powerfully invoke t h e countryside—its pastoral simplicity as well as its harsh realities—while
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