A three-day book festival organised by Hadlahalli Publications began here on Wednesday.

Journalist Madan Gowda released Shylaja Hassan’s latest novel Ila . Writer Goruru Shivesh introduced the book.

Ha.Na. Prasanna Kumar of Hadlahalli Publication said that the festival was aimed at attracting the youth to the world of books.

The festival is on on the premises of Hadlahalli Publications on R.C. Road here.