Fourth International Book Fair

Fourth International Book Fair will be held from 26th to 30th December, 2008 at Karachi Expo Center (Hall 1, 2 & 3). This event is arranged by The Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association.

Start Time: Friday, December 26, 2008 at 12:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 11:00pm
Location: Karachi Expo Center, Main University Road Near Civic Center.

21 Comments so far

  1. balma on November 24th, 2008 @ 8:41 pm

    Zaahir hae, paRhaaee-likhaaee kay mouzoo per kaun kambakht koee raae day gaa!

  2. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on November 24th, 2008 @ 8:48 pm

    Whether it’s 4rth or 40th, things will be same. What I said almost two years back is still valid,infact things have gone far worst now.

  3. Afreen (afreen) on November 24th, 2008 @ 9:19 pm

    Yes, we are going to the dogs, our country may already be sold to a superpower ready to pounce, democracy is a sham. OHMIGOD, we are all going to diiiieeeee!!!

    Get a hold of yourself.

    Enjoy little things in life.

    Books for example.

    I would agree with your observation, Adnan, but this should not be a reason to stop going to a fair you could find literature goodies in. I am more concerned about our youth, who fall into the buying target market yet don’t have any interest to read and learn. Whatever population can afford original/pirated books – they should go for it.

  4. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on November 24th, 2008 @ 10:01 pm

    Enjoy little things in life.

    Rahatain Aur bhe hain Wasl k Rahat k Siwa


  5. theseeker on November 24th, 2008 @ 11:21 pm

    i think its wonderful that these book fairs take place. besides dining out and screening of movies, there should be other forms of entertainment too for karachiites. besides the discounts are great at such exhibitions.

  6. kiranchiite on November 25th, 2008 @ 6:49 am

    Aaah I wish I was living in Karachi. :(

  7. human01 on November 25th, 2008 @ 7:35 am

    @Kiranchiitte….Be careful what you wish for!!

    @all, Let’s mark our calendars & make an effort to make this event successful. We seriously need to bring back the literary culture & trend to this city & our community that used to be our identity once.

  8. human01 on November 25th, 2008 @ 10:17 am

    @Kiranchiitte….Be careful what you wish for!!

    Aall, Let’s mark our calendars & make an effort to make this event successful. We seriously need to bring back the literary culture & trend to this city & our community that used to be our identity.

  9. odin on November 25th, 2008 @ 5:31 pm

    There was a Pak-American bookshop in the Zaibunnisa Street, I used to buy books from there when I lived in Karachi, now shoes are being sold there. But Karachi now has at least Liberty Books and OUP, especially OUP is doing a great job.

    As far as this book fair is concerned, I hope they will have more books in this fair than just Quran and Sahih-Bukhari.

  10. theseeker on November 25th, 2008 @ 6:50 pm

    yeah odin, ur right about libery books, its really great but u cannot buy more than two books at a time becuase their really expensive. oup is definelty cheaper. the best place to buy books from is mr. old books. u can easily buy 6 to 7 books at a time.
    about the book fair, i went two years back and it was a pleasant experience. yes they do have other books to buy besides the quran.

  11. odin on November 25th, 2008 @ 7:22 pm

    theseeker, you’re right about the Liberty Books, their books are really very expensive. Books and newspapers are expensive in Pak, aslaha is cheap, how many people can afford to buy a book that costs up to 100 PKR?. Yaar, when will we learn to get our priorities straight?

  12. odin on November 25th, 2008 @ 7:28 pm

    100 PKR = 1000 PKR.

  13. bukhari on November 27th, 2008 @ 10:08 am

    am not a researcher or anything, but all that I have seen is people have developed this tendency of admiring books.. no matter as a fashion or out of real interest..
    Nevertheless, books are costly for most of us. A great effort it is by Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers Association to arrange Book fairs..
    No guesses or assumptions before visiting I must ask everyone here..

  14. salwaasghar on November 28th, 2008 @ 1:36 pm

    oh i am reay excited about these book firs that happen here. As recenty i had a chance to go to India, and seriousy they had no book fairs taking pace over there which realy upset me. They even had very less book shops and public libraries. So i realy appreciate the people who organize such events here in karachi.

  15. kanchan123 on November 28th, 2008 @ 1:42 pm

    well, its sad salwa that you could not find any good book shops in India, as i also went recently and i had the chance to go to the most amazing book fair that i’ve ever seen. there were books on every topic and field!!
    you shoud go to pune as that is the centre of knowledge in India.
    and i agree with you about appreciating people on promoting such book fairs!!

  16. salwaasghar on November 28th, 2008 @ 10:03 pm

    oh ill keep that in mind because i’ll be going to india in a few months
    thank you so much

  17. aimanahmad on November 29th, 2008 @ 12:37 am

    i think books and everything related to it is magnificent and should be supported fully. i agree that books at liberty are high priced making it impossible for bookworms like me even to afford them at times…..

  18. salwaasghar on November 29th, 2008 @ 12:45 am

    but then again we always have khori garden and sunday bazaar to get our book supply from:p
    you’d actually be surprised at the condition of the books at sunday bazar and khori garden in karachi. its really amazing .and at times you find books that you’ve been looking for ages at liberty :p
    its quiet astonishing but true
    HAppy Searching and Happy Reading!

  19. aimanahmad on November 29th, 2008 @ 12:47 am

    hehe you are right…i had forgotten about these two amazing places…..thanks…

  20. actuary on December 2nd, 2008 @ 5:03 pm

    I wish the book fair organizer read all the posted comments especially the salwaasghar‘s post …

    very true, when we have alternative place
    what’s the need for such fairs… ??

  21. MB (kar_munib) on December 24th, 2008 @ 12:48 pm

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