Book shops to remain closed tomorrow

Staff Correspondent

23 February, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Book shops to remain closed tomorrow

A Day Out at Book Fair : Visitors browse through new books at Ekushey Granthamela (Book Fair), the country's largest book festival that offers an array of choices to the visitors alongside buying books, at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on Saturday. —SUN photo

Bangladesh Publisher and Book-sellers Association on Saturday said they will keep their bookshops closed tomorrow (Monday) across the country demanding amendment to a few sections of the proposed Education Act-2019.

They called the programme protesting the government's initiative to stop publication and circulation of ‘note-guide’ books through the proposed education act.

The announcement was made at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU) where the Book-sellers Association demanded separate definitions for ‘guidebooks’ and ‘exercise books’ in the education act.