As many as 2,194 books hit the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in the last 14 days till Saturday.
According to Bangla Academy, poetry books are dominating the fair. However, publishers said the sales of poetry books are not good.Some 367 novels, 637 poetry volumes, 295 short stories and 123 essay books have so far been published in the fair.
Books on research (43 ), rhyme (46), children literature (91), biography (65), edition of compilation ( 4), Liberation War (80 ), drama (9), travelogue (39), history (48), politics (4), health (14), Bangabandhu (71), riddle (14), religion (6), translation (23), dictionary (5), science fiction (41) and others (129) hit the book fair.
Meanwhile, Bangla Academy is exhibiting 200 newly-printed and reprinted books this year.
Alongside, a total of 71 books on Bangabandhu came out fair from different publishers.
Bangla Academy and publishers said their books are being sold at 25 percent discount while bKash is giving a 10 percent cashback offer for making the payment on purchases through its payment network.
The cashback is applicable on top of the publishers’ discount.