UPL book fair ends. Photo: UNB
Dhaka, May 16 (UNB) - University Press Limited (UPL) on Wednesday wrapped up a 12-day annual grand sale of its publications and foreign books attracting huge responses from the bookworms.
Eminent publishing company UPL hosted its 14th annual grand sale and this year for the first time, the Faculty of Social Sciences of Dhaka University co-hosted the event with a view to add a new dimension to the book fair.
Rakib Islam Siam, one of the members from the organising team, told UNB that though UPL has been arranging such event every year, this year the arrangement was the biggest so far and public responses were also very encouraging.
"Hopefully we will come with such big arrangement again next year", he added.
One of the visitors, Mashiur Rahman, a former government officer, said this publication has been one of the most sophisticated and responsible ones who are trying publish quality books in the country.
Appreciating the initiative, he said, besides the Ekushey Book Fair, such event should be held every year to attract country's people in reading quality books.
The theme for this year was, “40 years of working towards a knowledge-based society: excellence in research of the social sciences”.
The book fair was open to the public every day from 10 AM to 8 PM until the 16th of May, 2018. The location this year was on the 2nd floor of the Faculty of Social Sciences building, at the Dhaka University campus.
Over a thousand books published by UPL, both in English and Bangla, and over a thousand books by well-known foreign publishers were made available at the fair at very attractive discounts starting from 30 per cent and up to 70 per cent, as part of the UPL’s constant effort to encourage readership among the public.