Marking Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year, Bangla Academy is providing books at discounted prices for book lovers during its 10-day long book fair titled 'Boier Aarong' beginning on Saturday, reports BSS.
On the occasion, the academy is offering discount on its 2,000 books, said Director of Bangla Academy Dr Jalal Ahmed. He said 50% discount is available on 10-year-old books and new writers' books, 30% on old books and 25% commission on new books.Marking the Boi-er Aarong, books are being sold on three different spots on the academy premises- Rabindra Chattar, Dr Muhammad Shahidullah Hall and Dr Muhammad Enamul Haq Hall.
"Book lovers, who could not buy books during the recent book fair, can easily get their desired books from here at discounted price," added Dr Ahmed.
The fair will remain open for visitors from 10 am to 9 pm every day.
Meanwhile, a 10-day Baishakhi fair also began on the academy premises on the occasion. Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industry Corporation and Bangla Academy have jointly organised the fair with a view to promoting various kinds of handicraft items. It will remain open for all from 9 am to 9 pm.