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The 17th Colombo International Book Fair will be open to the public from 18th to 27th of September at the BMICH, an official from the Colombo International Book Fair office complex confirmed to The Nation. Around 40 international and 166 local publishers are to convene for the event, which is to include about 300 bookstalls.

Speaking further on the Fair, the official stated that while book launches to be held at the event have not been fully confirmed, children’s activities, sessions between readers and authors, and other entertainment shows have been organized.

The Colombo International Book Fair is organized by the Book Publishers’ Association of Sri Lanka and was first unveiled in 1999.