Our Correspondent ● Kolkata: Book lovers of the city have been enjoying a gala time just ahead of Durga puja with the week-long Boi Bazaar (book market), a pre-puja book festival, going on at the Nandan-Rabindrasadan area. This year the festival began with a simple traditional ceremony at the Bangla Academy Sabhaghar on 26 September. The book-festival will continue till 4 October.
Boi Bazaar offers incredible discount on all sorts of books. The festival this year, with more than 30 stalls of various publishing houses like Ananda Publishers, Mitra & Ghosh, Dey's Publishing, Sahitya Academy, Subarnarekha, Naya Udyog and Gangchil etc, is offering more than 25 to 50 per cent off on books.
A college student Rijurekho Roy, who is visiting the gala event for the first time, could not believe his ears when he first heard discounted price of some of his dream books. However, some customers have complained about quality of such discounted products. They told that most of those books are in bad shape. Nevertheless, there is no shortage of enthusiasm. People are coming to Boi Bazaar to bring home their favourite reading desires.