Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Bangladesh finally concluded on March 17, 2022. At least Tk 52 crore 50 lakh books have been sold in the book fair. It is learned that books of all institutions, including Bangla Academy, have been sold at 25 percent commission in the book fair. Book fair in Bangladesh records this time because books worth Tk 52.5cr sold.
In 2020, Bangla Academy sold two crores and forty-six lakh books. But, in 2022, the academy has sold books worth Tk 1.26 crore in 30 days till March 16, 2022. If the last day is taken into account, the total sales of Bangla Academy will be at least one crore 35 lakh.
Meanwhile, 3 thousand 418 new books have been published in Amar Ekushey Book Fair. According to the information provided by Bangla Academy, 909 of these books are of good quality. Out of 4,919 new books in 2020, 651 were quality books. In 2022, 26 percent of quality books were published in the last fair, which was 15 percent. The Bangla Academy thinks that it is hopeful that more quality books will be published next time than last time.
Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2022 Steering Committee Member Secretary, Jalal Ahmed said about this year’s book fair; innumerable people took part in the 31-day fair. The amount of money sold is about 16 times more than last time. So it must be said that a successful book fair has taken place this time. Not only successful but also the addition of many new topics, especially the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation and the golden jubilee of independence as presented in the fair, this year’s book fair will be mentioned as a new connotative and significant fair in history.
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