New Delhi World book Fairs

NDWBF 2025

Registration closed for NDWBF 2025

Celebrating 52 years of NDWBF! -

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 2-6 (Ground Floor) at the Bharat Mandapam, 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.

Celebrating NDWBF 2025 !

Children’s Pavilion

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

YUVA Corner

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.

Theme Pavilion

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.

International Events Corner

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

CEOSpeak (a forum for publishing)

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.

Authors’ Corners

Aesthetically designed Authors’ Corners created in various halls of the Fair provide the right platform for dialogues, panel discussions, book launches for the domestic publishers, authors and book lovers. Aptly named as Book Talk & Lekhak Manch; these Corners have become synonymous with lively literary activities, and also serve as meeting place for the visitors.
For booking of slot at Authors’ Corners please email your request at: ndwbfauthorcorner[at]gmail[dot]com
lekhakmanch.nbt[at]gmail[dot]com

New Delhi Rights Table

It is one of the exciting features of NDWBF which will take place on 12 and 13 February 2025. 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

Cultural Programmes

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.

Please address all communication to:

National Book Trust, India
Ministry of Education, Government of India,
Nehru Bhawan, 5 Institutional Area, Phase-II,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
Phone: 91-11-26707780/788
WhatsApp No: +91 7065192354
E-mail: ndwbf[dot]nbt[at]gmail[dot]com, exhibition[at]nbtindia[dot]gov[dot]in

General Information

Organizer: 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.