In the ongoing Ekushey Book Fair, the country’s largest literature festival, poetry books continue to rule as 720 out of 2,475 books released so far were poetry volumes.
Bangla Academy sources said novels came in second, with the publications of 399 novel books, while short story books were in third position so far with the publication of 338 books, reports BSS.
Essay books got the fourth position with 135 publications, while children’s novels were fifth with 108 publications.
Besides, 88 Liberation War-related books, 75 books about Bangabandhu, 80 biographies, 47 books on research, 52 science books, 44 travel books, 54 history books, 41 science fiction books, 27 translations and 11 drama related books were released in the fair so far.
This year, around 873 units have been allocated for 560 publishing houses and organisations to sell and exhibit their books and publications.
The fair is open for visitors from 3pm to 8pm daily. On holidays, the fair is open from 11 am and ends at 8:30 pm and on February 21, the fair will be open from 8 am and will continue till 8:30 pm.