The 5-day Karachi International Book Fair will run until December 6. Photo: File
Karachi: The long wait for millions of people who love literature and books is coming to an end and after a gap of two years, the Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association has organized the 16th “Karachi International Book Fair” (International Karachi Book). Fair) has decided to hold the Expo Center in Karachi from December 2.
The 5-day Karachi International Book Fair will continue till December 6, for which regular preparations have been started. Remember that the last time this book fair was held was in December 2019. Like the stagnation in economic activity, the book fair was also affected.
It could not be held in 2020. The festival started in 2005 and has been holding regular book fairs every year for 15 consecutive years. A field hospital was set up at the Expo Center Karachi for the patients of Kovid and later this hospital was transformed into the largest vaccination center in Karachi. ۔
Sources of Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association told Express that preliminary talks have been completed with the management of Expo Center Karachi regarding the organization of the book fair and booking of Hall Nos. 1 and 2 of Expo Center Karachi has also been made. Yes and Hall No. 3 is being talked about.
On the other hand, publishers from different countries of the world including Pakistan have been informed about the organization of Karachi International Book Fair through e-mail and reply e-mails have also started coming from publishers and booksellers to join the book fair. A formal announcement of the festival will also be made soon.