Update: The annual Chennai Book Fair 2016 organized by BAPASI was cancelled in the month of January due to floods. Now, they have announced that the book event will be held from June 01 – June 13, 2016 @ Island Grounds venue, Chennai.
Plan your travels, book your tickets, organize your time and budget accordingly 🙂
The Chennai Book Fair 2016, the annual book fair held in Nandanam YMCA grounds during Pongal/Sankaranthi, will not be held in January this year due to heavy rains/floods. Although the organizer of the event, BAPASI, has not confirmed the revised date/month, certain sources say that the book fair will most probably be held during the month of April 2016. Of course, this is not confirmed news, just an anticipated one.
So if you’ve planned to attend the book fair in January this year, you’ll have to wait for a couple more months. Follow BAPASI Facebook page for all announcements reg. Chennai Book Fair and the revised dates.
Update 1: The Hindu reports that another book fair, organized by TN Book Sales and Promotions Association, with more than 200 stalls will be held at YMCA grounds Nandanam, from Jan. 13 -24, 2016. Details here.
**Update 2: I went to the book fair on Wed, Jan. 13. I have given a detailed account of the Chennai Pongal Book Fair 2016 here.