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Bookish Santa is back in town!


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SHILLONG, May 7: Bookish Santa is back in Shillong, thanks to the requests of book lovers in the city, offering over 2 lakh books this time, including Tinkle, mangas, and newly published books.
This time, the fair is being organised at Dinet Manik Syiem Memorial Higher Secondary School, where, on the occasion of the silver jubilee, the school has invited Bookish Santa to host the fair.
Having been well appreciated during their last two visits, Rajesh Choudhary said, “This time, we have the largest stock yet, and despite the rain on the first day, there was a significant turnout. Every time we come here, we are pleasantly surprised.”
The love for reading in Meghalaya has declined over the years; however, the youth are now rediscovering the habit. With the rise of book fairs such as Bookish Santa, the appreciation for books as treasures is emerging just as strong as before.
The fair is selling books by weight, with paperbacks priced at Rs 300 per kg, while hardcovers are priced at Rs 350 per kg. Additionally, all the new books are being sold at a 50 per cent discount.
Founded by Rajesh Kumar Choudhary and Tarun Yadav in 2017 in Delhi, Bookish Santa aims to give pre-loved books a new home. The book fair, which began on May 6, is open from 10 am to 8 pm.
The last day of the book fair is May 13.


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