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February 2, 2015 , By BlabberCat

Kolkata Bookfair 2015

Kolkata Bookfair 2015

Woody Allen’s Side Effects, Graphic novels, Holy Cow, unthink and stories about exuberant apartments made it to the billing counter today at Kolkata’s Bookfair. We chose Monday because the least amount of footfall is expected.

Do you remember Little Miss?
But there were very little differences in the prices and we didn’t find some latest books. However, we found some really old books which are impossible to get in bookstores or even online.
Do you think the need for bookfairs is lesser?

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