Third day of book fair sees impressive turnout
KARACHI: A large number of book lovers, including students and children, thronged the Expo Centre on Sunday for the third day of the 14th Karachi International Book Fair.
More than 330 local and international publishers have set up stalls at the book fair which ends tomorrow (Tuesday). Stalls decorated with lights and balloons carrying books with colourful pictures, stories and cartoons particularly attracted children.
It helped that the books were being sold at discounted prices. A young girl, Bareera, while pouring over the vast selection of books, told The Express Tribune, that she is interested in science and music and has chosen books accordingly. One of them, she said, is about outer space and science. Parents were pleased to see the children excited about books.
KIBF organisers have set up 30 stalls, catering specifically to children. The parents said that in today’s day and age, when mobile phones, internet and computers are unavoidable, the book fair provided a welcome opportunity for them to encourage their children to read. Reading from physical books was better than interacting with screens of mobile phones, they said.