The twenty- first edition of Colombo International Book Fair will begin on 20th September, 2019. The event will be inaugurated by Taranjit Singh Sandhu, the High Commisioner of India to Srilanka, Ravi DeeCee (Publisher- DC Books and the former Vice President, Federation of Indian Publishers), the representatives of the Library Congress, and the delegates of the book fair.
The nine day long fair ending on 29th September 19, 2019, will happen at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. The fair which involves the participation of over 450 publishers offers a wide range of collection and exclusive discounts. It also features a lineup of activities like open mics, impromptu theartre, and standup comedy acts. This year the book fair has adopted a green initiative –Bring Your Own Bag, urging the participants to bring their own cloth bags while visiting the book fair.