- What is a book fair?
- What book fair did you visit?
- Whom did you find gathering there?
- What kinds of the book did you buy?
- How did you feel about your visit?
Answer: A book fair is held to display the books of various kinds and taste with a view the creating interest among the people to buy and read more and more books. I visited the Ekushey Boi Mela this year. The main gate was beautifully decorated. I entered the fair and began to move from one stall to another with great interest. There were about 300 book-stalls installed by different publishing houses. Men, women, and children of all classes and ages gathered in the fair. Many poets, novelists, and writers made their appearance at the fair. Many of them were found exchanging greetings with the customers. Books were being sold at discount rates. Many rare books were also found available in the fair. I wished I could have purchased only there books named ‘hamlet’ by William Shakespeare. ‘Manab Mukut’ by Eakub Ali Chowdhury and ‘Baraf Gala Nadi’ by Zahir Raihan. Seminars and cultural programmes were also held at the fair. I was very delighted to enjoy a staged drama based on the language movement of 1952. a book fair reminds us that books are our best friends and companions.
Visiting a Book Fair
Last Friday, I had an opportunity to pay a visit to the book fair arranged at the Bangla Academy premises in premises in remembrance of the valiant sons of the soil who sacrificed their lives for the rights of speaking in their mother language. I am fond of collecting books. With a view to collecting some books, I went there. There were many book stalls displaying and selling books on various subjects. A large number of books like fiction, plays, poetry, children’s books and adventure books were displayed there. I observed many of them and bought a few. Besides, many literary figures of the country flocked there and added to the glamour of the fair. In the afternoon, a discussion meeting was held in which the sacrifice of the language heroes was focused. This meeting was followed by a musical show in which some famous artists charmed the audiences with melodious folk songs. The songs left a soothing effect on the audience for a time. For a while, I also got nostalgic forgetting the hard realities of life.