Papyrus Pub, an online bookstore organised a daylong exhibition of rare and ancient books for the first time in Dhaka on Friday.
In collaboration with publisher Dhaka Ink, over 1000 local and foreign books have been showcased in the exhibition at 178, Free School Street, Kathalbagan in Dhaka,
Organisers said their collection includes books on history, politics, arts and literature, religion, science, sociology and much more.
The products were collected from various parts of the world to appeal to the different tastes of readers.
“We want to capture time through books, so we have exhibited prominent books from different periods. One can travel through the past by reading these archaic books,” Hasibur Haque, an organiser of the exhibition told the Dhaka Tribune.
“The exhibition was met by enthusiastic response and a lot of books were sold,” he added.
The books featured included Gazetteer of Sikkim (1894), The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America (1907) and The Making of Political Women (1978) by Rita Mae Kelly.
Papyrus Pub owner Pritom Das said: “We have displayed over a hundred books on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and The Liberation War. Of them, photojournalist Khandakar Kamrul Huda’s book ‘Swadhinata Sangram O Sheikh Mujib’ has been coveted by book aficionados.”