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A book festival dedicated to classics coming across cities in India

By October 25, 2018No Comments

Source : Times of India

A first of its kind classics book festival is to happen across the country and it is indeed an exciting piece of news for all book lovers!

To be launched by Penguin Random House India, The Penguin Classics Festival will be the first-ever classics festival in India. It will be a unique month-long event, celebrating the love for classics among the old and the young, from November 1, spread across five cities- Delhi, Mumbai Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata. Penguin boasts of being home to the largest selection of classics for adults and young readers.

A sensory delight for book lovers and reading enthusiasts, The Penguin Classics Festival will offer a range of extraordinary classics under one roof. Popular and prominent bookstores across the five cities are coming on
board to host the festival. In Delhi, the popular bookstore Full Circle will host the festival at their outlets in Khan Market, GK 2 and Nizamuddin. In Mumbai and Bengaluru, renowned independent bookstores Kitab Khana and Blossoms Bookstores (MG Road), respectively, will run the festival. In Kolkata and Chennai, book lovers can be part of the festival at the Starmark Bookstores, a leading bookstore chain in both the regions.

Reiterating the festival tag line ‘there is one for everyone’, the Penguin Classics Festival will showcase a range of books from Penguin Classics, Penguin Modern Classics, Vintage Classics, Everyman Library, Bantam Classics, along with books by Murty Classical Library of India (MCLI). It will also feature Puffin Classics and Vintage Children’s Classics. Each of the stores will display a range of classics books, which have never been previously available to the readers, and run special sales promotion offers on the classics selection for the consumers.

The bookstores will also sport bespoke merchandise, especially designed for the festival, bringing the charm of Penguin Classics to their customers.

Creative Editor at Penguin Classics, Henry Eliot will be joining the festival. An authority in classic literature, Henry Eliot has led many novel initiatives to engage audiences with the genre. His latest project is The Penguin Classics Book, a reader’s companion to Penguin Classics, with comprehensive entries on every book and every author.

During his tour, Henry will be visiting all the cities, stores and promote the love for classics with workshops and school sessions for readers across different age groups.

Speaking on his upcoming visit and the festival, Henry said, “For more than seven decades Penguin Classics has provided the world with accessible, affordable editions of the best books ever written, and I’m very much looking forward to celebrating this extraordinary library of classic literature.”

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