Oxford to hold countrywide book fairs from 31 Oct

September 29, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Oxford University Press is holding its annual Oxford Book Fair from 1 to 31 October 2014 at the Oxford bookshops in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Multan, Rahimyar Khan, Sargodha, Peshawar, Abbottabad, Quetta, Hyderabad, and Sukkur.

The much-awaited yearly event offers attractive discounts on a wide range of books and draws a large number of visitors which includes book-lovers, children, booksellers, librarians, and students and teachers from schools, colleges, and universities.

The book fair will feature a diverse selection of books including locally published and imported children’s books, English Language Teaching material, reference books, and school and higher education textbooks. Well-researched academic and general books on international affairs, politics, history, literature, as well as biographies and memoirs of prominent Pakistani personalities will also be showcased. The ever-popular range of Oxford’s hallmark English and bi-lingual dictionaries and thesauruses will be available at special, reduced prices. Of particular interest to people visiting the fair this year will be Oxford’s Urdu Afsanay series of selections from the great Urdu short story writers.

The three titles published in the series so far Intikhab: Hasan Manzar, Intikhab: Saadat Hasan Manto, and Intikhab: Ghulam Abbas provide quality editions which are accurate, reliable and standardised. Children will enjoy browsing through the series of bilingual books, Village Tales and City Tales, which depict the problems and simplicity of village life and show glimpses of city life through the central characters.

As part of the book fair, a lucky draw and lucky dip will also be organized at some Oxford bookshops.

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