Bangalore Book Festival 2008

November 17, 2008


The ‘Bangalore Book Festival’ is 4 days old as of today. Still I am going ahead with this post. Every booklover feels very close and attached to this event. Right after buying the entry ticket, I walk around with a sense of belonging at this one event year after year. While designing the above creative, I felt very vibrant seeing the brick red and the wonderful architecture of the City Central Library, Cubbon Park, Bangalore (Photo: courtesy Roshan). I thought this building ought to be associated with the Book Fest.

My family and a few relatives had been to the fest yesterday morning. A list of unread books at home reminded me not to buy a single book. I could control myself for only an hour. At the end of the day, a dozen more books have been added to my list. Going to the exhibition is like going to a temple. And going back home with a few books is like taking the prasada.

Close to 300 stalls. Lakhs of books. Only a pair of hands to browse them. How unfair?


Don’t miss:

And everyone read happily ever after… – About Bangalore Book Festival 2006
Don’t forget to feed your reading habit by Melvin Durai
International Day of the Book
Today is International Children’s Book Day
A book will never let you down


5 Responses to “Bangalore Book Festival 2008”

  1. praneshachar Says:

    kudos to your famlly particularly your mother in law who in spite of her leg pain etc., is a regular visitor for last 3 YEarS as I know may be more also. the central library picture adds lot and lot to the simple post. and yes once you are in it is a temple and what you bring back is prasad. what a way to think great thinking by a creative man bellur. I know the problem of storing etc., but inspite of this you are adding them to your great collections. It is worth mentioning they are taking their kids too there and introducing to the book fair an all time great event second largest book fair of India.
    due my personal commitments I may not be able to make it and you have made me happy with your regular post on your visit year after year
    mana hambalisutide hogalu
    samayada abhava kelasada ottada
    maneyalliya itara tayarigalu nannannu
    kattihakive yena madali nanu naa
    hogalare adare niur tanisidiri
    manavannu i nimma barahadinda
    dhanyavadagalu adeno i book exhibitiongu
    namma rajythsavakku nantu karana alli
    ive 30 kannada pustakagala maligegalu (stalls)
    hogi pustaka priyare i degulakke prasadada jothege
    marali banni nimma manege
    prasadadalli kannda pustakagalu saha irali
    very good morning to all and have agood day

  2. Veena Says:

    Hmm.. same here, lot of the books to be read, specially the ones which I bought from the last to last year’s exhibition. Recent past, got few more from Sapna..
    Very nice comparision of temple and prasada there.

    The Cherry Red color is damn good..

  3. @mbi Says:

    ಯಾರ್ ಓದ್ತಾರ್ರೀ ಈ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಪುಸ್ತಕಾನ ನಮ್ ನಿಮ್ಮತೋರ್ನ್ ಬುಟ್ಟು?

  4. मैं प्रत्येक विश्व पुस्तक मेला दिल्ली में जाने का प्रयत्न करता हू पर इधर कुछ बार से वहां इतनी भीड़ हो जाती है कि पुस्तकें देखन मुश्किल हो जाता है।

  5. Cellmass Says:

    hogalare adare niur tanisidiri

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