Boi Mela extended till March 17

The Amar Ekushey Boi Mela has been extended till March 17 as the COVID-19 situation improves across the country, bringing the total duration of its run-time to 31 days – the longest in the history.
The announcement of the extension has satisfied publishers, to say the least. According to them, the sales this year has matched their expectations so far, which means the 17-day extension can make up for much of the losses faced during the pandemic.
“This year’s fair has been going well from the very beginning. Not only the

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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

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Book fair mourns death of Rajib

Amar Ekushey Book Fair
Book fair mourns death of Rajib
The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair on its 16th day mourned the killing of blogger Rajib Haider, an activist of the Shahbagh movement demanding death penalty for war criminals.
Both the visitors and the representatives of different stalls were deeply shocked with the death of Rajib who was killed by unnamed assailants Friday night at Pallabi in

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Guardians want quality books for kids

Ekushey Book Fair
Guardians want quality books for kids
Parents taking their children to the Ekushey Book fair on the the Bangla Academy premises on Friday sought quality books. The earlier part of the day dedicated to the children also witnessed a huge crowd.
Many guardians, however, on the day expressed concern over the quality of the books been sold at a high price. ‘I have brought my kid so that she can be introduced with own tradition

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Love leads book fair to new height

The Amar Ekushey Book Fair assumed a different look on Thursday, with the visitors presenting each other with books as a token of their love on Valentine’s Day.
Both the young and old couples, parents and kids grabbed the occasion to pour out their hearts to each other.
‘We have presented our favourite people with books and passed some memorable

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Publishers sell pirated Indian books

Amar Ekushey Book Fair
Publishers sell pirated Indian books
More than a dozen publishing houses are displaying and selling pirated Indian books and those of other publishers in Amar Ekushey Book Fair, breaching the fair guidelines.
The fair began this year with a vow to resist the sale and display of pirated books and books published by other publishing houses as the fair this time was dubbed the

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Children enjoy first Shishu Prahar

Amar Ekushey Book Fair
Children enjoy first Shishu Prahar
Children on Friday enjoyed the first Shishu Prahar (children’s hour) at the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2013 on the Bangla Academy premises in the capital.
Selling of books for children was also better on the day than that of the previous days since the beginning of the fair, said publishers and

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Number of new books falls

First Week of Book Fair
Number of new books falls
Quite unusual with the Ekushey Book Fair, the number of new books arriving at the fair in the first week of the month-long even fell because of political unrest.
A total of 490 new titles hit the stalls in the fair during the first week while the figure was 727 during the corresponding period of the past year’s fair, according

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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 men to ‘make their hartal successful’ hardly had

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Novels lead tally of new books

Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2013
Novels lead tally of new books
Fans rush for Humayun’s books
Novels led the tally of the new titles that appeared on the third day of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Sunday. Of the 95 new arrivals, 25 are novels and 15 books of poetry, followed by seven collections of essays, five books of stories, four books of history, three translations and 27 other titles.
At least six titles on the late popular author Humayun Ahmed, brought out by Anya Prakash,

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PM pulls for Bangla

Opens Ekushey book fair
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday laid importance on translating the popular books of Bengali literature into other languages and vice versa to enrich Bangla.
“There is a wrong perception in a section of people that Bangla language will face debacle if we give importance to other languages,” she said

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Ekushey book fair set rolling

The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair began on the Bangla Academy premises on Friday.
With 274 stalls, the fair was inaugurated by the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, in the afternoon. She said that there was option but to study other languages and
cultures to develop the Bangla language and asked the academy to have plans in

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Ekushey Book Fair opens today

The curtain lifts on the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2013 today on the Bangla Academy premises, with the participation of only 274 publishing houses and government organisations and other facilities.
Last year, a total of 425 institutions, approximately double that of this year, were accommodated in the fair that spilled onto the road outside the academy premises in the previous

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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, or poetry or some

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