About Hyderabad Book Fair
It was in 1983 when the Book Fair Culture was found Spreading fast and wide through out our country through N.B.T. and some Left Publishing Houses, Some States Publishing Houses also formed Book Fair Societies to organise Book Exhibitions and through them to promote Book mindedness among reading Public. Due to tremendous response from the students, Teachers, Librarians all over the country in Culcutta, Madras, Bombay and Bangalore local Book trade bodies formed to organise Book Fairs in their states.
Thus in Hyderabad also in 1986 Hyderabad Book Fair Society formed and organised its 1st Hyderabad Book Fair from 17.1.1986 to 27.1.1986. Under Chief organiser and Vice President Sri S. Gopala Rao in City Central Library. Ashok Nagar, Hyderabad with 50 stalls. Now Hyderabad Book Fair Society organised 32 Hyderabad Book Fairs and now it had good team working under presidentship Shri Juluru Gowri Sankar and Mr. K. Chandra Mohan as Secretary. Now this exhibition attracting several Publishers, Book Sellers and writers all over the country with 300 stalls in T.S & A.P All the Book Lovers will celebrate the Hyderabad Book Fair like Dasara and Deepavali Festivals by attending in huge crowds. After formation of Telangana State. State Government is also involving and supporting Hyderabad Book Fair and Celebrating as government Function. The State and Central Higher Officials and Ministers are also participating in Hyderabad Book Fair Programmes.
Now HBF stands as the Second Highest Book Fair in the Country after Calcutta Book Fair.
P. Rajeswara Rao