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Big Bad Wolf, world's biggest book sale begins in Colombo with 1.5 mn books

This year's sale will be open 24 hours a day, providing book enthusiasts with the opportunity to shop non-stop for 10 consecutive days

IANS  |  Colombo 

The world's biggest book sale got underway in the Sri Lankan capital on Thursday with 1.5 million on sale.

Founded by Managing Director Andrew Yap and Executive Director Jacqueline Ng in Malaysia, the sale is aimed at encouraging the reading of English at reasonable prices, reports Xinhua news agency.

This year's sale, inaugurated by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, will be open 24 hours a day, providing book enthusiasts with the opportunity to shop non-stop for 10 consecutive days. It will end on October 15.

The is in collaboration with ProRead Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, a firm with a mission of spreading knowledge with affordable books, and the

The held its first sale in 2009 in Malaysia's Selangor state. It has also been held in Thailand and Indonesia.

First Published: Thu, October 05 2017. 21:42 IST
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