A total of 138 new titles hit the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair on the third day of the fair.
The total number of new books thus hit 219 including Sunday’s releases.
20 Novels, 20 poetry volume, 20 short stories and 15 essays have been published on the day.
The books on research (4), rhyme (8), children literature (10), biography (6), Liberation War (6), science ( 2), travelogue (3), history (5), politics (3) medicine and health (3), riddle (1), religion, translation (2), dictionary, science fiction (2) and others (8) have also been published on Sunday.
Publishers from across the country are exhibiting a huge number of books on different issues while Bangla Academy is exhibiting 102 newly printed and reprinted books this year.
The Ekushey book fair is getting bigger every year in terms of participating publication houses, the number of new books unveiled at the fair as well as sales.
The number of publication houses and other organisations joining the fair this year is 550, according to Bangla Academy, organisers of the book fair.
The academy said their books are being sold at a 25 percent discount price while BKash offers a 10 percent cash back when making the payment on purchases at the Ekushey Book Fair 2019 through its payment network. The cash back is applicable on top of the publishers 25 percent discount on cover prices.
The third day of the fair was opened from 3 pm as it was working day and closed at 9 pm while Monday will remain the same schedule.unb