World Book Fair 2024 New Delhi: dates, venue, tickets and everything you need to know


Delhi, known for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant festivities, is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the World Book Fair 2024. Taking place in February, this event promises an enchanting experience for book lovers and enthusiasts alike.

Organized by the National Book Trust of India, under the esteemed leadership of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the 51st edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) is scheduled to begin from February 10 to 18 at the iconic Pragati Maidan.

With over 2,000 stalls showcasing a wide range of books in multiple languages, this literary extravaganza is set to enthrall attendees. According to officials from the National Book Trust (NBT), visitors can expect a diverse and enriching experience.

For those planning to participate in this cultural celebration, here is a complete guide:

Important details

Dates: February 10 to 18, 2024

Hours: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Venue: Pragati Maidan, Wards 1-5, Mathura Road, New Delhi – 110001

Delhi Book Fair Tickets

Tickets for the 2024 World Book Fair are available through online and offline channels:

Online: Secure your tickets conveniently through Paytm insider at

Disconnected: Tickets can also be purchased at designated counters during the event days and on the ITPO website and at 20 metro stations including Rajiv Chowk, Dilshad Garden, Rithala, GTB Nagar, Vishwavidyalay, Kashmiri Gate, Rajiv Chowk, Noida Sector-52, Noida. City Centre, Botanical Garden, Vaishali, Indraprastha, Supreme Court, Mandi House, Kirti Nagar, Dwarka, Munirka, ITO, INA and Hauz Kha, and Dwarka.

On-site ticket sales take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the fair's opening hours being 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Adults: Rs. twenty/-

Children (up to 12 years): Free admission

Students (with valid ID): Rs. 10/-

Seniors (60 years and older): Rs. 10/-

How to get

Accessing the venue is easy with multiple transportation options:

– Meter: Get off at Pragati Maidan station on the Blue Line.

– Bus: Numerous bus routes connect to Pragati Maidan from different parts of Delhi. Check the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) website or app for specific routes and timings.

– Car: While parking is available within the Pragati Maidan complex, it is recommended to use public transport due to potential congestion.

Fair Highlights

Attendees can expect a variety of exciting activities, including:

– Exhibitors galore: Explore over 2,000 booths with books spanning multiple genres and languages.

– Author Meetups: Meet esteemed authors, participate in book launches, and engage in stimulating discussions.

– Cultural extravaganza: Immerse yourself in cultural shows, workshops and literary-themed activities.

– Special Events: Don't miss the New Delhi Rights Table, offering opportunities for publishers to explore translation and other rights options.

Tips for a memorable visit

Ensure a seamless experience by following these tips:

– Advance online ticket reservation to avoid queues.

– Opt for comfortable footwear for prolonged exploration.

– Carry essentials like water and snacks to stay energized.

– Use the official event app for useful maps and schedules of venues.