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ABOUT NDWBF


Welcome to the New Delhi World Book Fair 2017

New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) held for the past 44 years, is now a major calendar event in the publishing world. NDWBF 2017 will be held from 7 to 15 January 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.


The Fair is organized by National Book Trust, India, an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, working towards promotion of books and the habit of reading in the country.

India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), under the Ministry of Commerce, Governemnt of India is the Co-organizer of the Fair.

Today Indian publishing stands poised at a significant crossroad towards the path of growth. NDWBF offers the participants a unique opportunity of doing business with this growing book industry. It is also an ideal venue for promoting titles, co-publication arrangements and trade. Besides the many literary and publishing conferences and programmes to be organized during the Fair, it also opens up a gateway to the publishing and intellectual world of South Asia. The Fair attracts participation from major publishing houses of the globe.

 

History

New Delhi World Book Fairs so far …

 

Year

Venue

Area (Sq. Mtr.)

Participants

1st

1972

Windsor Place

7,780

200

2nd

1976

Pragati Maidan

7,700

266

3rd

1978

Pragati Maidan

12,000

554

4th

1980

Pragati Maidan

16,800

450

5th

1982

Pragati Maidan

21,000

540

6th

1984

Pragati Maidan

20,000

561

7th

1986

Pragati Maidan

20,000

600

8th

1988

Pragati Maidan

21,000

625

9th

1990

Pragati Maidan

22,000

625

10th

1992

Pragati Maidan

24,000

849

11th

1994

Pragati Maidan

26,000

984

12th

1996

Pragati Maidan

32,000

984

13th

1998

Pragati Maidan

21,600

1036

14th

2000

Pragati Maidan

29,000

1281

15th

2002

Pragati Maidan

25,000

1065

16th

2004

Pragati Maidan

36,000

1240

17th

2006

Pragati Maidan

38,300

1293

18th

2008

Pragati Maidan

45,500

1343

19th

2010

Pragati Maidan

41,069

1234

20th

2012

Pragati Maidan

45,913

1297

21st

2013

Pragati Maidan

46,258

1092

 22nd

2014

Pragati Maidan

37,724

1023

23rd

2015

Pragati Maidan

36,549

1047

24th

2016

Pragati Maidan

36,548

886

 

 

Participation over the years...

 

 

 

Distribution of Stalls in 2014...

 

Area booked in recent 3 years