Calcutta Book Fair one of the prestigious and oldest events for the bookworms. Kolkata Book Fair is the largest book fair in the World every year it is organised according to a theme. The 2020 edition of International Kolkata Book Fair was inaugurated by our Hon’ble Chief Minister Smt. Mamata Banerjee in presence of Hon'ble Mr Vladimir Grigoriev, H.E. Mr Kudashev Nikolay Rishatovich, Ambassador of Russia in India, Mr Aleksei Idamkin, Hon’ble Consul General of Russia in Kolkata, Mr Eugene Vodolazkin, Mr Vadim Polonsky and Eugene Reznichenko from the Theme Country Russia , eminent essayist Shri Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri and  Hon’ble Ministers of West Bengal on the 28th of January at Central Park mela ground, Salt Lake. 

The theme country of 44th International Kolkata Book Fair is Russia and to honor their approach to literature four books has been translated from Russian to Bengali and will be published at the Book Fair. The name of the translated books are Bigyapone Mele na, Frosia Karovina, Ek theke dosh Prem & Rangberong er Tushar.

It is a 12 days event and different events will be held during the fair. Let us guide you so that you can plan your day at the book fair keeping these in mind. Vadim Polonsky will deliver the Ashok Sarkar Memorial Lecture on 30 January 2020. The same day will be celebrated as the Focal Theme Russian Day.

If your planning to take your kids to the 44th International Kolkata Book Fair then make sure you go on 2nd February 2020 as Children's Day will be celebrated in the fairground and your child will be up for a gala time, mark the date. 

On 9 February 2020, the two events will be celebrated as it marks the last day of 44th International Kolkata Book Fair. The prize distribution ceremony will be organized and Bangladesh day will be celebrated on the last day of the fair.    

During the 12 days of the fair a tight security will be given for the safety of the visitors. Each gate will be representing a part of Russia. Gate No 5, the Theme Gate will be the replica of Bolshoi Theatre of Russia & Gate no 4 will be the replica of Sanskrit College. Gate no 1, Sampriti Gate - will be the symbol of unity, harmony and integrity. Gate No 3 will be the replica of the India Gate. Gate no 6 will be the Biswa Bangla Gate & Gate no 9 will be the replica of Gate of Jorasanko Thakurbari. The roads & lanes of the Book Fair has been named after departed authors of Bengal and Russia.