DHAKA – In the ongoing Ekushey Book Fair, the country’s largest literature festival, poetry volumes continue to rule as 720 of the total 2,475 books released so far.
Novel books came second with the publications of 399 books while short story books in third position so far with the publications of 338 books, the Bangla Academy sources said.
Of those, books of essay got fourth position with 135 publications while children novels were fifth with 108 publications.
Besides, 88 Liberation War related books, 75 about Bangabandhu, 80 biographies, 47 researches, 52 science books, 44 travel books, 54 history books, 41 science fictions, 27 translation and 11 drama related books were
released in this fair so far.
This year, around 873 units have been allocated for 560 publishing houses and organisations to sell and exhibit their books and publications.
On Tuesday, presence of the visitors was remarkable throughout the day.The fair will be open for the visitors from 3pm to 8pm every day. On holidays, it will be open from 11 am to 8:30 pm and on February 21 it will open at 8 am and continue till 8:30 pm.BSS