Saturday, December 7, 2013
9th Karachi International Book Fair.
9th KIBF is a the five-days book fair which started form Dec 5, and will continue until the December 9 at the Karachi Expo Center (Hall No: 1,2, and 3). It's organized by the Pakistan Publishers & Booksellers Association in collaboration with the National Book Foundation.(Dawn.com)
All the leading local publishers, along with publishers from Turkey, Iran, UAE, India, Singapore and Malaysia, are there.
I went there with my colleagues to get some books for our school's library around 11:30 am with a mind set that there wouldn't be so much crowd. But no, it was full. Every stall was chock full. So many schools kids in their school uniforms were there with their teachers. Families, individuals ....so many people.
I couldn't take pics because I don't have camera (yet). This one is send to me by my friend. When she will send me more pics, I will upload.
Books I bought for myself are:
1. Chambers Idioms, edited by E.M. Kirkpatrick, and C.M Schwarz.
2. No Turning Back by Susan Lewis.
3. Winning a wife by Anne Wilkinson.
4. To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee.
5. Triveni (poetry) by Gulzar.
6.Hikmat-e-Saadi, Bostan by Muhammad Ali Chiragh.
Nothing makes me as happy as buying books. And nothing satisfies me as reading them as soon as possible.
There are also so many food stalls at first floor ( of course ). We had 2 small pizza (chicken fajita), Biryani, Singaporean rice, fried chicken with roti, Pepsi and coffee.