Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Colombo International Book Fair 2012 in Srilanka from 18th to 26th September @ BMICH

 Are you looking to buy 'SCOUTING MAGAZINE - SRI LANKA' for your personal reading or for your library, here is change again; in the month of September, The Colombo international Book fair 2012 have been organized at BMICH, Colombo Srilanka from 18th September to 26th September 2012.

Buy your reference book at Book Fair special Outlets. 

The 14 annual Colombo International Book Fair of year 2010 will be held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) from the 18th to the 26th of September. The exhibition will be open from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
The organizers say there will be a total of 410 stalls of local and foreign books this year. Around 120 publishing companies will participate in the fair.The Fair that commenced 13 years ago with 34 stalls at the Arts Theatre in Colombo has grown to a gigantic book exhibition and fair that attracts not only local publishers but international publishers as well. It is probably the biggest book exhibition in South Asia.

 This time there will be 410 stalls out of which 40 are for international publishers from India, Japan, Malaysia, the UK and Singapore.It has attracted direct participation by exhibitors from the UK, USA, Australia, India, Singapore, Germany and Malaysia. Additionally, books from the Netherlands, Hong Kong and Japan will also be on sale.
All leading local publishers of Sinhala and Tamil books have also taken stalls at the Fair.

The public can meet writers and publishers at ‘Guru Gedera’, the structure that creates the splendor of an ancestral home of teachers that has been constructed in the exhibition complex. The budding writers too may get the opportunity to meet many publishers here. There will be discounts for books ranging from 5% to 70%.

The Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Nirupama Rao will officiate as Chief Guest at the opening of the Fair On September 10. Dr. Tara De Mel, Secretary to the Ministry of Education and eminent author Cyril C. Perera will grace the occasion as guests of honour. The best performers at the Year 5 scholarship examinations from every province have been invited to the inauguration.

A highlight of the book fair will be the screening of 'Sulanga Enu Pinisa' the Sinhala movie that won honours at Cannes this year. A series of book-related events including new book launches, autograph signing sessions by authors and seminars will take place over the nine days of the exhibition.
Students from leading Colombo schools will put on performances during the day, while university students will do likewise in the evenings.

Visitors will also have opportunities to win valuable books at hourly raffle draws and benefit from special bargain offers, discounts and one-time offers that will only be available at the Fair.

As in other years, the organisers have arranged free shuttle bus services from Borella and the Town Hall to the BMICH.

Visitors who arrive by car will have the services of a shuttle bus from the car parks to the exhibition halls. Ample covered outdoor seating, refreshment outlets, free drinking water and printed stall plans have also been organised for the benefit of visitors.

The CIBF's annual project in collaboration with Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation to start libraries in 10 rural schools with books collected at each fair will be continued this year, organisers said. Additionally, on an initiative by the Ministry of Education, arrangements have been made for principals and teachers of all National and Navodya schools numbering over 500 islandwide to visit the fair this year to make their annual library purchases.

“ A book is something you can take to bed with and fall asleep with without any safety concerns unlike electronic equipments. A book can always be lent to someone and I think a book case is something that is treasured in most homes.” However with the advancement of technology, publishers will have to put in more effort to promote books in the future. “When the television was first introduced people said that was the end of newspapers. However there was more effort from newspapers and there was an adaptation taking place. The same could be expected from books.”


  1. "A Good Opportunity" Where to Buy Scouting Magazine on their?

    1. Are you looking to buy 'SCOUTING MAGAZINE - SRI LANKA' for your personal reading or for your library, here is chance; special Outlets at Sirimavo Bandaranayake Memorial hall A 10 -14 [Samudra Book shop], A 76 [Pitraban Book shop], B 82 [Sanghinda Book shop]

  2. An opportunity to buy new issue.... I hope you be successful & it's Great, Helpful for all of us.

  3. its only for scouts? i think it's helpful for all children's...this is the rare chance for buy it.....dear parents pl consider this message to share with others..

  4. seems u had great job in book fair........ its really useful one... its not only 4 scouts. it bring us educational knowledge and enjoyment. iam so lucky to buy this magazine 4 my external knowledge. i hope u can improve this mush.. i wish u 4 ur next magazine