New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 – Dates, Tickets and Timings

New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 has started on 6th January 2018. The event is being hosted in Pragati Maidan and dates are 6 to 14 January 2018. It will be an event specially dedicated to books. It is a treat for all the book lovers. Various authors and publishers are present in the Delhi World Book Fair. This event is organised every year in Pragati Maidan, Delhi. Tickets are available on selected metro stations and Pragati Maidan counters.

Delhi World Book Fair 2018
Delhi World Book Fair 2018

It is Asia’s Largest Book fair and also known as NDWBF. This event is organised by National Book Trust (NBT), India. Since 2013, the book fair is organised by National Book Trust (NBT), India and its co-organiser is India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO). The World Book Fair is being organised since past 45 years. There is a special event organised by National Centre for Children’s Literature (NCCL) for visiting children. The event is organised to promote the children’s literature and motivate readers.

80 publishers of India are taking part in the Pragati Maidan Book Fair 2018 along with 40 countries publishers. Pakistan is also participating in this fair. 27 countries of European Union, Iran, Mexico, Japan, Nepanl, Sri Lanka, UAE, etc are taking part in the fair. Book fans can buy their favorite books from 1500+ stalls of Pragati Maidan world book fair. Hall number 7A to H, 8,9,10,11,12, and 12 A are allocated for the organizing of the book fair due to development work inside the Pragati Maidan complex.

Delhi Book Fair Tickets 2018

Ticket Information – Book Fair Delhi 201820182017
Adults30 Rs30 Rs
Children20 Rs20 Rs

The New Delhi Book fair 2018 tickets will be available on Pragati Maidan counters and selected metro station. Last year, the ticket prices were 30 Rs for adults and 20 Rs for children. This year the prices are 30 Rs for adults and 20 Rs for children. Senior Citizen and Students entry is free (in school uniform). Book Fair entry tickets can be bought from Pragati Maidan ticket counters located at gate number 1 and 10. Entry in the fair can be availed from the gate no. 1, 8 and 10. Visitors can also book Delhi Book fair tickets online from ITPO website.

List of Metro stations selling New Delhi Book Fair Tickets

There are selected metro stations where book fair tickets are available. On every metro line, few metro stations are designated for this purpose.

Yellow Line Metro stations are Jahangirpuri, HUDA City Centre, Chandni Chowk, GTB Nagar, New Delhi, Rajiv Chowk, Hauz Khas, Central Secretariat, Saket, INA, MG Road, Vishwavidyalaya.

On Blue line, metro stations selling book fair tickets are Janakpuri West, Dwarka More, Pragati Maidan, Kirti Nagar, Vaishali, NOIDA City Centre, Rajendra Place, Dwarka sector 21.

The Red line metro stations on Rithala – Dilshad Garden line are Rithala, Dilshad Garden, Inderlok, Pitampura, Kashmere Gate, Rohini West, Netaji Subhash Place.

The various metro station on Green line are Punjabi Bagh, Mundka, Paschim Vihar East, Ashok Park Main.

Violet line metro station are Escorts Mujesar, Nehru Place, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Badarpur, Bata Chowk, Old Faridabad.

On Airport line, IGI Airport metro station and Dhaula Kuan metro station are selected for the purpose.

New Delhi World Book Fair 2018 – Pragati Maidan Old Layout

The layout presented below shows a map for various halls present inside Pragati Maidan. Click on layout to zoom.

Layout showing Map of New Delhi World Book Fair 2017
New Delhi Book Fair 2017 Map Layout

The map shows various entry gates, roads, pavilions of the venue. It has also mentioned various ministries, green areas and water bodies. Ample parking space is also present which is shown by legend in the map. There are various food counters inside the premises, which are marked inside the map.

New Delhi Book Fair Timings

Book Fair Delhi Timings
6-14 January 201811 AM to 8 PM

The entry timings of the venue will start at 11 AM and will close at 7:30 PM. However, the Book Fair timing is 11 AM to 8 PM. The tickets will be sold between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at metro stations. At Pragati Maidan ticket counters, it will be sold from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

Book Fair Delhi Dates

The World Book Fair dates are 6-14 January, 2018.

Nearest Metro Station

The Nearest metro station is Pragati Maidan Metro Station of Blue Line.


There are few attractions of World Book Fair this year. Children pavilion is specially designed for the little ones. Digital books are also included in the fair, along with comics, picture books, science fiction books etc. National Book Trust has completed 60 years of span successfully. Wheel Chair facility is available near gate no. 1. The Pragati Maidan Book Fair has all the required facilities. Food counters are present inside the premises and parking is also available. Many washrooms are also present inside the campus. Pragati Maidan Delhi hosts various events round the year and it is well maintained. Every book lover should visit Delhi Book Fair 2018.

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