Do you enjoy book fairs?During school and college days, we often went for book fairs. Nowadays less than a handful are organized and somehow the interest to go for them has waned, with a preference more for handloom and handicraft fairs. It is not that we have lost our love for reading, but somehow don't want to spend time at a fair where we are unlikely to purchase anything since we are not keen on adding to the books already in our home, especially since we have been on a de-cluttering drive since a while now. We nowadays hire books from a local public library if we wish or re-read the books we do have.
Ongoing now is the World Book Fair at New Delhi. An annual event, it is open till 13th January 2019. We are excited because Duckbill Books and Publications, which published my sister's book Flying with Grandpa, has a stall there (Hall no. 12, Stall no. 85) and perhaps the book will be sold there. Any member who is a resident of Delhi and will be visiting the book fair is requested to please let me know if you visited that stall and have seen my sister's book on display there.
How many of you regularly attend book fairs either by yourself or with family/friends and what has been your experience? Do you enjoy spending many happy hours browsing through the varied collection on sale? Do you actually purchase any books?