31 firms display books at the week-long National Book exhibition

Samkruti Subramanya from Mysore’s Ananya Prakashana welcomes you with a warm smile at the book fair at the Nehru Maidan here. “Do visit this place every day and savour books on display. I am certain you will buy a few,” he says. The representative of Mangalore’s Sahitya Kendra echoed his sentiments.

The two publishing houses are among the 31 firms displaying their books at the week-long National Book Exhibition that began in Mangalore on Saturday. The exhibition is being organised by the National Book Trust.

There is whole range of books catering to different tastes of children, novel buffs, literature, fiction and those looking to prepare for different competitive examinations. The first stall, of the National Book Trust, draws your attention with books on personalities such as S. Ramanujam, Homi Jahangir Baba, Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, as well as “Why I am an Atheist” by Bhagat Singh. There are also different small books for children namely “Trip to Heaven”, “Visit to City market” and “Rim and his compass”.

Other noteworthy books are four volumes of “Learning Science” written by scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee C.N.R. Rao, and “Common Birds” authored by famous ornithologist Salim Ali and Laeeq Fatehally.

The stall of BBC Design Book House has a huge tome titled “Designs of World’s Top 100 Hotels”, priced around Rs. 11,000.

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