The Annual Colombo International Book Fair is now in progress at the BMICH premises. It is being organized by the Sri Lanka Book Publishers Associations. It is the seventh Annual Colombo International Book Fair that is underway. The exhibition which commenced on the 17th of this month will draw to a close on Sunday the 25th. It is daily open to the public from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. Visitors to the Exhibition have the opportunity to purchase books of their choice of every book publisher in the country. The notable success of the Colombo International Book Fair denotes a growing demand for the thirst for knowledge. It also signifies that a greater number of people take to reading these days, even with the advent and early success of electronic media, and on a lesser scale the availability of books at a reasonable and economical price. This is clearly portrayed by the presence of a large number of visitors.