Shillong Book Fair to pay tribute to Meghalaya’s heritage

Shillong, Sep 26: National Book Trust (NBT), India Ministry of Education, Govt. of India will organise Shillong Book Fair from September 27 to October 3 from 11 am to 7 pm at the State Central Library in collaboration with Department of Arts & Culture and Education Department.

NBT director Yuvraj Malik and Commissioner and Secretary Education Pravin Bakshi (in picture) jointly addressed a press conference to announce the book fair.


The week-long Shillong Book Fair is a tribute to Meghalaya’s rich literary and cultural heritage, a diverse collection of books, including the works of local authors and regional literature spanning various genres. Book lovers will have the opportunity to explore books that mirror the vibrant cultural fabric of Meghalaya and the North East. Throughout the fair, engaging sessions. book launches, and discussions will provide a platform for readers to interact with their literary idols. To kindle the flames of imagination, interactive storytelling sessions and creative workshops will be conducted for children, nurturing the next generation of readers and wordsmiths. In addition to literary treasures, Shillong Book Fair will also host cultural performances, creating an ambiance of vibrancy and cultural richness.

The Shillong Book Fair 2023 will also have around 50 stalls by prominent publishers from across the country including National Book Trust, India, showcasing a diverse range of books related to Meghalaya, regional literature, and various genres in English, Khasi, Garo and other Indian languages. These stalls will offer visitors an opportunity to explore and purchase books that pique their interest, from works that delve into the rich literary history of Meghalaya to captivating regional literature promoting the joy of reading while encouraging the exploration of varied literary works.

NBT-India’s Shillong Book Fair 2023 aspires to cultivate a thriving literary community, celebrating the magic of books amidst the captivating landscape of Meghalaya. The fair offers an unparalleled opportunity for bibliophiles to immerse themselves in the world of literature while embracing the breathtaking beauty of the “Abode of Clouds.”

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