The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2024 is set to begin today at Bangla Academy and Suhrawardy Udyan premises as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the country's largest book fair.
"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the fair at 3 pm today," said Bangla Academy Director General poet Mohammad Nurul Huda.
The premier will also confer the Bangla Academy Literary Award-2023 on the winners along with unveiling the covers of some books including 'Collected Works of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: Volume-2', published by Bangla Academy.
The theme of this year's book fair is "Paro Boi, Garo Desh: Bangabandhur Bangladesh (Read Book, build country: Bangabandhu's Bangladesh) and the Bangla Academy is organizing the fair.
A total of 937 stalls have been allocated to 635 organizations on the book fair. The authorities have allotted 173 stalls to 120 organizations on the Bangla Academy ground and 764 stalls to 515 organizations at the Suhrawardy Udyan.
A total of 37 pavilions have also been allocated this year. Last year, a total of 901 stalls were allocated in favour of 601 organisations.