Essay On A Visit To The Book Fair
Books are a great source of knowledge. They are our good friends. They provide mental health and entertainment. The knowledge gained by our ancestors, our culture, and our heritage remains with us in the form of books, Book fairs, and libraries help a lot in encouraging the hobby of reading. In our city book fairs are held from time to time. My father always takes me to these book fairs.
Book lovers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and buyers gather in large numbers at the book fairs. Books regarding all subjects are displayed. One can browse the bookstalls and buy books of one’s choice. Seminars, discussions, and interviews of authors are arranged. This helps in the exchange of views.
I happened to visit a big book fair held in our city recently. Publishers and booksellers from all over the country had come to the fair. There were books on various subjects history, geography, science, technology, literature, travel, etc. There were books in all major Indian languages. But Marathi and English books were the major attractions. The booksellers were offering attractive gifts on the purchase of books. My father browsed through many well-known old and new novels. I searched for fiction books. I bought a dictionary and Harry Potter books. My father bought one autobiography and a couple of other books. We bought Panchatantra for my younger sister. The publisher gave us a 20% discount on our purchase.
It was evening now and the fair was overcrowded. Many schoolchildren and elder people visited the fair. My father and I spent almost two to three hours at the fair. We then returned home with much satisfaction.