Books Worth Tk 52.5 Crore Sold at Amar Ekushey Book Fair

Photo: Collected

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Books worth Tk 52.50 crore have been sold at the 2022 Amar Ekushey Book Fair. This time it has sold 17 times more than last year.

This was stated by Member Secretary of the Fair and Director of Bangla Academy Jalal Uddin Ahmed at the closing ceremony on Thursday (March 18) afternoon.

He said books worth Tk 1.35 crore of Bangla Academy have been sold at this year's fair. Books worth Tk 52.50 crore have been sold in the entire fair. According to the publishers, books worth Tk 3 crore were sold at the fair last year. According to him, 17 times more books have been sold this time.

Jalal Uddin said books have been sold at 25 percent discount in this year's fair. 3 thousand 416 new books have been published in this fair. According to a survey conducted by Bangla Academy, 909 quality books have been published in this year's fair, which is 25 percent of the new books published in the fair.

State Minister for Culture KM Khalid, Director General of Bangla Academy Poet Muhammad Nurul Huda and others were present at the closing ceremony.

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