Attention bibliophiles! The Penguin Classics Festival kicks off in eight cities with the largest selection of classics
Penguin Random House India is back with the second edition of The Penguin Classics Festival: There Is One For Everyone. The publishing house is home to the largest selection of classics for adults and young readers, and it celebrates the love for classics with this one-of-its-kind, month long festival that began on November 1, 2019. The festival is spread across eight cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Chandigarh and Hyderabad. Book lovers and reading enthusiasts, old and young, are in for a delightful treat.
Staying true to the tagline ‘there is one for everyone’, The Penguin Classics Festival showcases a range of books from Penguin US Black Classics, Penguin UK Black Classics, Penguin Modern Classics, Penguin Indian Classics, Vintage Classics and a selection of Premium Classics.
Each of the stores display an impressive and wide selection of classics books and run attractive sales promotion on this specially curated selection for the readers. In addition to the books, the customers also have the chance to own some bespoke merchandise, especially designed for the festival.
As part of the festival, Penguin will also run the Penguin Classics Essay Contest, that invites readers to submit essays on selected topics. Entries for the contest will open from 1 November 1 to November 20 2019. The winners will be selected by Elda Rotor, Vice President and Publisher of Penguin Classics, US and the names will be announced in December. The winner of Penguin Classic Essay Contest will win a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 for each the two runners up along with certificates.
Speaking of the festival, Elda says, “We look forward to sharing dynamic and diverse voices from the U.S. Penguin Classics programme along with our wider international scope of classic literature to show that from the depth and breadth of Penguin Classics, there is one for everyone. I look forward to reading the essays submitted for the Penguin Classics Essay Contest and wish all the participants the best of luck and thank them for their support and interest in the series."
The Penguin Classics Festival will be organised in the following bookstore chains and independent stores across the country:
New Delhi - Bahrisons
Gurgaon - Bahrisons
Mumbai - Kitab Khana
Bengaluru - Blossom Book House
Kolkata - Starmark Bookstores
Chennai - Odyssey Bookstores
Thiruvananthapuram - Modern Book Centre
Chandigarh- The Browser
Hyderabad- Book Selection Centre (A Mind’s Bookstore)