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Bangalore Book Festival

20 Nov 2006

I managed to catch the last day of the Bangalore Book Festival 2006 - I was surprised to see the number of people thronging the fair! It was truly a family affair - and we bought nearly a dozen books ranging from spiritual to tech to comics to Sherlock Holmes :). I'm glad we visited the fair in the afternoon because, judging by the size of the audience, this place would have been suffocating in the peak evening time.

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It was nice to see that the habit of reading real books hasn't been lost and hasn't been overtaken by the ubiquitous internet. And it was good to see a wide range of books (from a never-ending list of book vendors) other than the usual copies of Paulo Coelho and Mein Kampf. The disappointing thing was that most of the vendors were generic - everyone catered to everyone's needs, and in turn, there were no books for specialized audiences - whatever happened to art books, or medical books, or travel books?

Relatedly, I just finished reading Digital Fortress by Dan Brown, it was fun to read. Any recommendations on novels in the same genre?

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Bangalore is such a happening place that there are more things coming up:

foss.in/2006

Bengalooru Habba

Comments

Karthik says:

Dude, the site is www.bengalooruhabba.com

Its up have a look...

Amit says:

Hi Swaroop,
Do let me know if you know until what date is the book fair open?

Swaroop says:

@Amit : Please refer the first sentence above.

Swaroop says:

@Karthik : Heh. Thanks!

Karthik says:

Dude...

Let me know if anyone is interested in attending the events...

this time i am on the Management committee of Bengalooru Habba...

G.Balachandran says:

I have intoduced you to my friends through my blog...

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