Saturday, February 24, 2007

Boi Mela

Originally uploaded by dalbhat.
This year, the KOLKATA Book Fair was held in SALT LAKE...practically in our backyard! Yes! I found myself at the Salt Lake Book Fair four times -- I was never able to achieve this when Boi Mela was held so far away on the Maidan!

Searching out bargains and requests from Mustard Seed Library users, the kids and I always spend a long time inside National Book Trust and Children’s Book Trust, two government-subsidized publishers, selling a huge array of children’s books in both Bengali and English (at incredibly reasonable prices like Rs. 13 a book). Both our family and friends enjoy the treasures we find at Boi Mela long after the stalls are broken down and the well-tromped upon area where it was located... is breathing again.
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