In an attempt to promote healthy reading habits and discourse among the youths, a week-long book fair is being held at The Readers Book Store inside Manipur University campus.
The book fair is being organized by the Readers Book Store in collaboration with Walking Book Fairs. The fair will go on till December 8.
In an interaction with the Imphal Free Press, coordinator, The Readers Collective, Furkan Makakmayum said the book fair is being organised to encourage readers to read books outside of syllabus instead of confining only to annual syllabus.
“We also have plans to encourage discourse, discussions among the youths,” he said.
The book fair offers ‘buy one, get one book free’ and 30 per cent discount on selected titles, he said while adding the offer was made as one of the aims of the bookstore has been to reach out to maximum readers at the cheapest price. Furkan maintained that the bookstore strongly believed that cultivating reading habits will increase the consciousness of the public.
He also expressed gratefulness over the increasing number of visitors in the book fair. As many as 50 people thronged the book fair each day since it began on December 2. Besides, maximum numbers of people in Manipur are poor, the book fair has served its purpose to reach out to more readers by making the books affordable, added the coordinator.
Furkan informed that there is a possibility of extending the week-long book fair in the interest of the reading community.