Kerala, the most literate Indian state where reading is in the blood of common man and freedom of expression is sacrosanct, is at the forefront of nurturing a literary eco system that transcends beyond boundaries. Today, the Government of Kerala takes a leap and brings together literary lovers across the globe through an international platform – International Book Fair 2018. The fair which will be held from 1st -11th march 2018 at the Marine Drive grounds, Kochi, Kerala, will be a one of kind platform for international, national and local publishers who wish to reach out to the most well informed audiences with a rich literary lineage.
The event will stand in par with international standards and promote Philanthropic activities that benefit the young minds that deserve to read. We also plan to launch special market schemes to attract book buyers, also institutional buyers and Govt. departments would be roped in. A host of other events like book releases and book discussions with active participation from budding writers of tomorrow would be hallmark of the fair. The parallel event, International Festival of Books & Authors from 6-10 March 2018 at the Bolgatty Palace, Kochi, Kerala, will be a venue for thought provoking deliberations focusing on contemporary social issues and the changing trends in the literary world today.