The month-long ‘Amar Ekushey Boi Mela’ will kick off in the capital on Wednesday.
A three-day ‘Internatio-nal Literature Conference’ will also be held at the fair venue from Thursday, the 2nd day of the book fair.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate both the book fair and the literature conference on the Bangla Academy premises at 3:00pm on Wednesday.
The Bangla Academy Shahitya Puroshkar will also be distributed at the opening ceremony.
There will be a seminar at the main stage of the fair at 4pm every day from February 5 to February 28.
Like the previous year, the venue of the fair has been extended to nearby Suhrawardy Udyan with some changes.
The authorities have allotted a total of 663 units—114 at the Bangla Academy ground to 80 organisations and 549 at Suhrawardy Udyan to 329 organisations.
Besides, 15 pavilions have been allocated for 14 publishing houses, including Bangla Academy.
There will be strict security arrangements in and around the book fair venue to avert any unpleasant incident during the fair.
Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh