8 Amazing Things You Can't Afford To Miss Out On At The New Delhi World Book Fair 2020!
If curling up in your warm blankies and transcending into the world of your favourite fictional characters is your mantra this winter season, then the New Delhi World Book Fair 2020 is nothing less than a dreamland for you.
This is the 28th edition of the NDWBF that commenced on January 4 and will go on till January 12, 2020. This year’s theme is Gandhi: The Writers’ Writer, which aims at highlighting the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on Indian literature and other major authors of India and abroad. The focus is to bring out Gandhi’s role as a writer, editor, journalist, publisher, printer and a mass communicator that has helped India in becoming what it is today. And since books are the kinda candies we love, we went shopping on the 1st day of the book fair, and here’s a list of things we absolutely loved!
1. Book Affair Stall
The moment you set foot inside the hall, you would immediately gravitate towards the first stall there is, the “Book Affair”, because of the insane number of books and novels, huge crowds of people hovering over them and the mind-boggling deals these guys have to offer. From children books starting at as low as 50 bucks to 3 novels for just Rs.200, these people were selling some of the most loved books like hotcakes. So, even if you’re low on cash these days, this book fair won’t let you feel so!
2. April Fools Stall
If you’re someone who loves to quirk up there stationary, then this stall is just meant for you. From super quirky diaries to posters and stickers, these guys were adding a dash of colour and vibrancy to the otherwise book-laden hall. What we loved the most here was their diaries that had quotes like “Miracles Happen”, “The idea is to die young as late as possible”, “If you don’t control your mind, someone will”, etc. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
3. Little Genius Stall
This is another one that we still can’t get over with. Dedicated completely to your lil munchkins. The Little Genius stall was all about the cutesy wooden trains, wall clocks and an amazing variety of blocks that kids love to play with. They also had wooden trees with alphabets shaped as fruits for educational purposes and the prettiest crayon holders we’ve come across till date. It’s a must-visit store if you go along with your kids!
4. CraxyStore.com Stall
Just like the name, this stall was packed with people who were going crazy sifting through their stuff. From quirky t-shirts, posters, laptop stickers, funky badges and amazing diaries, these people were winning hearts by the second. The collection was unique and colourful and we definitely made good use of their great deals which included Buy 2 Get 1 and Buy 4 Get 1 free, making our shopping quite easy on the pocket!
5. Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Stall
Next, we stumbled upon was a beautifully curated stall called “Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at”, which is out there to spread the message of world peace and love. Their motto is “Love for all, Hate for none” and that is exactly what our country needs right now. The stall had various books and literature on the values and beliefs of this organisation and how we all should focus on brotherhood and peace.
6. Authors’ Corner
Just like its earlier instalments, this time, too, the book fair had an Authors’ Corner where visitors get to interact with some of the best sellers and popular authors and buy their novels. Every day is about a different author, who is present to share their experiences and talk about their journeys. Since we did not get the chance to meet any, we’ve got you a little glimpse of what the place looks like!
7. Sahitya Academy Stall
Since the very theme of this year’s book fair is Gandhi, we had to get inside this one and have a great look at what Gandhi and other major writers have contributed to the literature of our nation. From his preachings to his ideologies and beliefs, one can find anything and everything about the Father of our Nation right here. Plus, they also have a section where one can find books in about 24 different languages that are spoken in our country.
8. Jodo Gyan Shiksha Delhi Stall
So, this one caught our attention because this was something new that we came across. Jodo Gyan is basically an extension to the classroom teaching. It is an activity-based model of education that encourages and helps students to brush up their mental skills via some fun and interesting games using cards and dice. These games help students to understand difficult concepts of multiplication, tables, measurements, balancing etc with some simple and exciting games. We tried at our hand at one of the card games that involved additions and subtractions and we totally loved it. You guys should give it a try too, especially if your little one loves to learn in interactive ways!
If you ask us, we can still go on and on about the things we loved about the fair, but we have tried to curate a list of the best from the rest just for you guys. In addition to the above-mentioned list, there were a great number of stalls dedicated to old-time comics, religious books, great deals and offers on both Hindi and English best sellers etc!
We say you make the most of the sunny afternoons and head to the World Book Fair 2020 and get yourself a bag full of books, diaries, stickers, badges and everything you can pick!
On Till | Sunday, 12th January
Where | New Delhi World Book Fair 2020 - Pragati Maidan, Mathura Road
Entry | Rs 20 (Adults) & Rs 10 (Kids)
Timings | 11 AM - 8 PM
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Scroll Through Some More Images Of The Fair Here!