Seventh Edition

The Colombo International Book Fair (CIBF), Sri Lanka’s most patronised
public exhibition, opens at the BMICH on September 10 with a record 382
stalls, and a host of special events and features that organisers say will
set new standards for exhibitions in this country. The Colombo International Book Fair (CIBF), Sri Lanka’s most patronised
public exhibition, opens at the BMICH on September 10 with a record 382
stalls, and a host of special events and features that organisers say will
set new standards for exhibitions in this country. In its seventh edition, the nine-day exposition of the latest and best that
the local and international literary worlds have to offer will take on a
festival atmosphere, and is expected to improve on last year’s record of
350,000 visitors.

The lobby areas of the main hall of the BMICH, the adjacent Sirimavo
Bandaranaike Exhibition Centre and the grounds will be utilized for this
mega event, at which 36 foreign and 165 local exhibitors have confirmed
participation.

In Colombo this week, five leading book publishers/booksellers formally
signed contracts to sponsor the CIBF 2005, with Vijitha Yapa Bookshop taking
on the mantle of Principal Sponsor. Sarasavi Bookshop, Samayawardhana
Bookshop, Godage & Brothers and Jeya Book