The New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), being held for the past 51 years, is a major calendar event in the publishing world. NDWBF 2025 is scheduled to be held from 1st to 9th February 2025 in newly constructed Halls 1-5 at the centrally located Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Fair is organized by National Book Trust, India (under the Ministry of Education, Government of India). ITPO (under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce) is the co-organiser/venue partner of the fair.
A number of activities promoting children’s literature and reading habit such as storytelling sessions, workshops, panel discussions, interactive sessions, quiz, contests, etc. as well as Child Author’s Corner are organized in a attractively designed Children’s Pavilion. Conducted by renowned authors and illustrators as well as professionals from education and publishing fields, these activities see huge participation by teachers and children from various government and private schools/non-governmental organizations as well as those associated with the children’s literature or reading promotional activities.
for Booking for activities at Children’s Pavilion: nccl.nbtindia[at]gmail[dot]com
To mark the celebrations of India@75 and pay tribute to heroes of India’s freedom struggle, the Ministry of Education (Government of India) launched a scheme called ‘YUVA-Prime Minister’s Scheme for Mentoring Young Authors’ with the objective of training young and budding authors. The 75 young writers thus chosen through an All India Contest and mentored by established authors, will have their books ready for launch. These authors will interact with book lovers, visitors and other panelists in the specially-designed YUVA corner.
A dedicated Theme Pavilion, designed by National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad is put up showcasing the theme of the Book Fair with creatives, graphics, installations, books, walls, artefacts, etc. Many literary sessions and cultural activities are held around the theme during the fair days in the Theme Pavilion.
It is an engaging platform for sharing ideas and enhancing literary understanding. The foreign Exhibitors/ Missions /Embassies/Cultural Centres/Book Promotion Agencies are encouraged to book slots at the Events Corner for organizing Book Launches, Panel Discussions, Literary Programmes and Workshops for children as well as adults.
For booking of slot at International Events Corner please email your request at: nbtrightscell[at]gmail[dot]com
The CEOs and Senior Executives are welcome to participate in the B2B event CEO Speak over Chairman’s Breakfast organized by National Book Trust, India, and FICCI, on the sidelines of the Fair to share and exchange ideas about Indian and International book trade.
It is one of the exciting features of NDWBF which will take place on 12 and 13 February 2024. The New Delhi Rights Table offers B2B match making sessions among publishers in a refreshingly new business ambience. The unique format of this event enables exhibitors to book their own Rights Table, meet each other, present their products and ideas, and also finalize their interests and agreements for transfer of translation and other rights of books available in English, Hindi and other Indian languages.
For Booking for New Delhi Rights Table: newdelhirightstable1[at]gmail[dot]com
On the sidelines of the New Delhi World Book Fair, and adding to the festivities, NBT also organizes cultural presentations by leading organizations in the field such as Song and Drama Division, Sahitya Kala Parishad, etc. at the Fair. Cultural programmes organized on the occasion have received wide appreciation from all quarters, particularly from foreign participants.
National Book Trust, India
Ministry of Education, Government of India,
Nehru Bhawan, 5 Institutional Area, Phase-II,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
WhatsApp No: +91 7065192354
E-mail: ndwbf[dot]nbt[at]gmail[dot]com, exhibition[at]nbtindia[dot]gov[dot]in
National Book Trust, India
Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education, Government of India
Co-organizer: India Trade Promotion Organization, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India
Venue: Pragati Maidan, Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110001
Duration & Timings: 10 February to 18 February 2024, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.