So I went to the 43rd Chennai Book Fair – 2020 yesterday and I made the above video with a few photos taken there. The important information like venue, dates, time, entry fee, discount, other attractions, etc. are given below.
Venue: YMCA College of Physical Education Grounds, Nandanam, Chennai
Dates: Jan. 9 to Jan. 21
Weekdays: 3 to 9 P.M.
Holidays: 11 am to 9 pm
Entry Ticket Fee: Rs. 10
Discount for Books: 10%
800 Book Stalls
15 Lakh Titles
30 Lakh Viewers
Book Talks & Shows
Special Exhibit this year:
Kizhadi – Iradi Thamizh Thonmaigal/Excavations (You can buy the Kizhadi Agazhaivu Arikkai book in 42 languages!)
Parking: Available for both Two-wheelers & Four-wheelers at extra cost.
Nearest Bus Stand/Metro Station: Nandanam (Walkable distance)
If you are a lover of books and you are in Chennai or going to be Chennai on these dates, the annual Chennai Book Fair, which I guess is one of the largest book fairs in the world, is a must-visit. You’ll find a phenomenal collection of Tamil books as well as English books. You’ll also find some old and rare books along with digital books/visual content.
On this occasion, I would also like to do some self-promotion for my own novel in English – The Archers Revenge that you can buy on Amazon 🙂
Follow the Facebook page of the organizer – BAPASI for all the latest updates on the book fair.