April is all about Books and Literary Festivals in Islamabad

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April is usually known as the month when we spring forward into summer. But in Islamabad luckily the month offers much more than that. Book lovers in Islamabad will be treated to a literary feast this month when book fairs, literary festivals, conferences and cultural events, book launches will be held in the city.  What more could a book lover ask for?

For the entire month of April, National Book Foundation, Oxford University Press, Liberty Books have organized literary and cultural events to stimulate the mind and enrich the soul.

Literature festivals offer a chance for book lovers gather with authors, artists and storytellers to celebrate the love of reading and writing. Book fests offer activities for readers of all genres and ages, so it’s the kind of place where parents can have quality time with little ones while kids discover the wonderful world of books.

The best part is all festivals are free and includes storytelling, book signings, book fairs and more. The celebrations will kick off with Islamabad Literature Festival today (15 April 2016).

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Islamabad Literature Festival 2016Islamabad Literature Festival 2016

Fourth edition of Islamabad Literary Festival will feature a line-up of around 165 authors, academics, journalists, and artists from Pakistan and abroad. Around 20 book launches will also be held at the Book Festival. Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF), organized by Oxford University Press (OUP), features discussions, lectures, book fair, book launches, readings, signings etc.

When: 15 – 17 April 2016
Where: Lok Virsa, Islamabad

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National Book Festival 2016 in IslamabadAnnual Book Festival 2016

National Book Day Festival is held every year by National Book Foundation (NBF). A number of literary activities take place at three-day National Book Festival where you can get a chance meet your favorite authors, find the books at discounted prices and take part in book readings, sessions and other literary activities.

When: 22 – 24 April 2016
Where: Pak-China Friendship Center, Islamabad

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Islamabad Book Bazaar

Islamabad Book BazaarLiberty Books is bringing Islamabad Book Bazaar is coming to Islamabad  from 19th April to 2nd May 2016 at Safa Gold Mall, Main Atrium. Explore wide collection of books at discounted prices and avail an exclusive 15% discount on our new arrivals and bestsellers in all categories. Prepare your lists and don’t miss the chance to buy your favorite books!

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When: 19 April – 2 May 2016
Where: Safa Gold Mall (Main Atrium), Islamabad

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Salma Khan
Salma writes on topics ranging from education to technology to business. She can be reached at Twitter and Facebook.

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