General Information - 2018

The New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), held for the past 46 years, is a major calendar event in the publishing world. NDWBF 2019 is scheduled from 5 to 13 January 2019 at the centrally located Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Fair is organized by National Book Trust, India, an autonomous organization of the Government of India under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), the nodal agency of the Government of India under the Ministry of Commerce, is the co-organizer of the Fair. Ministry of Commerce is the co-organizer of the Fair.


Today, Indian publishing stands poised at significant crossroads towards the path of growth. NDWBF offers the exhibitors a unique opportunity for 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 that are 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 across the globe. In 2018, the Fair spread over an area of 40,000 sq. mt. attracted nearly 1,000 Indian Exhibitors and more than 40 Foreign Exhibitors.

Authors Corners

Four 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 Lekhak Manch, Sahitya Manch, Conversations, and Reflections, these Corners have become synonymous with lively literary activities, and also serve as meeting place for the visitors. To slot events please contact the Organizer.


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.



The CEOs and Senior Executives are welcome to participate in the  B2B  event  CEOSpeak 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.


New Delhi Rights Table

It is one of the exciting features of NDWBF which will take place on 7 and 8 January 2019. The New Delhi Rights Table offers B2B matchmaking sessions among publishers in a refreshingly new business ambiance. 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.



National Book Trust, India
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India

India Trade Promotion Organization
Ministry of Commerce, Government of India

Hall Nos. 7A to H, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 12A
Pragati Maidan, Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110001

Duration & Timings
5 - 13  January 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

5 January 2019