Vowing to spread the love for literature among the young generation, the two-day long community book fair in the city's Gulshan ended Saturday.
The first edition of the Boi Mela, consisting of over 15 stalls, was arranged by Gulshan Society at Gulshan Lake Park.
The vibrant literature festival was attended by residents of Gulshan and visitors from outside. Fitness enthusiasts who stroll the park regularly were in for a pleasant experience for two days.
Shukla Sarwat Siraj, Secretary General of Gulshan Society, on the closing day expressed hope that the fair will be held regularly in future.
"The fair has been arranged to facilitate the residents of Gulshan area ... this area is at a great distance from Amar Ekushey Book Fair and so a separate book fair here will help the book lovers in Gulshan," she said.
The final day saw a comparatively large crowd.
Visitors expressed satisfaction for the neatly arranged segments on contemporary literature. They also wished that such essential festival will continue in future.
A small cultural function was arranged before the closure of the fair.
The literature festival had stalls from renowned publishers and other organisations including Cosmos Books, University Press Limited, Pathak Samabesh, Boi Bichitra, Ignite Publications and more.