The New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF), held for the past 47 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.
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 35,000 sq. mt., attracted nearly 1,000 Indian Exhibitors and more than 30 Foreign Exhibitors.