It was an irony that Kerala, the most literate state in India had not hosted a book fair of global repute till KRITHI happened. The success of KRITHI 2018 proved the fact that the book loving community in Kerala was awaiting such an experience for the past many years. Expectations have soared up for the second edition of KRITHI and this makes us even more responsible. KRITHI 2019 promises to be an even bigger event in magnitude and quality with more stalls, more publishers and more crowdfunding. We will live up to our commitment to promote budding writers through associated events and we aim to assure a level playing field to all publishers big and small.
Children are one of the main stakeholders of KRITHI. Books, alias the written word still remains the singular biggest resource for dissemination of knowledge. The relevance of reading and writing in the development of the cognitive skills and logical thinking cannot be over emphasised. KRITHI believes that bringing children to the world of books and literature is the purest form of nation building. ‘A Book for Every Child’ programme was the most appreciated idea of KRITHI 2018. This year we plan to make the scheme even more attractive and beneficial. This year we are launching a new philanthropic scheme ‘Adopt a Library’ which would benefit the rural libraries in Kerala that were badly affected by floods. KRITHI, the confluence ground of books, art, food and digital technology will be the one place everyone wants to be in, this February 2019.
Flagship International Book Fair in South India, attracting huge footfalls.
Government educational institutions and rural libraries buying from the fair in bulk.
Adopt a Library scheme with provision for visitors to purchase books from the fair and contribute to libraries impacted by flood.
Book Coupon scheme to enable over a lakh students to own a book of their liking.
Fully air-conditioned pavilion to accommodate more than 250 exhibitor units, at Kochi Marine Drive , one of the most sought-after venues for Trade Fair in Kerala.
Segment wise zoning for different category of books viz. Academic, General, Children, Vernacular, English, etc.
Associated Knowledge Festival with participation of writers & think tanks from across the globe.
Integrated programs like Food & Art Festivals that would attract huge gatherings.
Fully integrated digital infrastructure to offer seamless participation experience to literary enthusiasts across the globe.
Exclusive stages for Book Publishing, Reading and Pitching.
Facility to avail volunteer and logistics services offered by the organizers.
Exclusivity for sale of own/authorized book titles.