Saturday, April 20, 2024

Ekushey Book Fair begins today

Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2022 begins on Bangla Academy premises and at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka at 3:00pm today. Bangla Academy organises the fair every year commemorating the historic Language Movement of 1952 and the martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the movement. The fair is scheduled to continue till February

Book lovers brave hartal

Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Tuesday witnessed a big crowd despite the dawn-to-dusk hartal enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami. Though the fair premises was almost empty of visitors when it opened at 3:00pm, the scenario just reversed within a couple of hours, when people poured into the fair ground in their hundreds. The fear of violence by the Jamaat-Shibir ... Read more

Young writers take spotlight in book fair

Like the previous book fairs, this year young writers and their followers are gathering daily at the Little Magazine Chattar at the Amar Ekushey book fair especially after the dusk. Little magazines often run innovative or experimental works were also among the top choice of visitors. Little magazines are usually published for reviews, essays, fiction, ... Read more

On the sidelines of book fair

Someone entering the Ekushey book fair premises is likely to hear public announcement made by the fair information centre seeking donator of blood for emergency patients. The visitors, alongside browsing and buying books, also pay heed to the appeal for humanitarian initiatives like donating bloods to different volunteer blood collecting organisation and

Booklovers swarm Boi Mela

Fill up premises minutes into opening by PM Thousands of booklovers yesterday thronged the Bangla Academy premises after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the month-long Amar Ekushey Boi Mela 2011 and left the fair. Nobel laureate and noted economist Amartya Sen attended the inaugural session as the guest of honour, glorifying the dignity of the ... Read more