Book fair begins drawing readers

  • Temperature of the visitors were taken before they were allowed to enter Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, Mar 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Temperature of the visitors were taken before they were allowed to enter Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, Mar 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People disobey the physical-distancing rule at Amar Ekushey Book Fair, which was deferred amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Dhaka on Friday, Mar 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People disobey the physical-distancing rule at Amar Ekushey Book Fair, which was deferred amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Dhaka on Friday, Mar 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The crowds at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka were bigger on the second day on Friday, Mar 19, 2021 than on the opening day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The crowds at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka were bigger on the second day on Friday, Mar 19, 2021 than on the opening day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • In total disregard for health protocols, a visitor wears no mask, which is mandatory amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka on Friday, Mar 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    In total disregard for health protocols, a visitor wears no mask, which is mandatory amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka on Friday, Mar 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A child checks a book at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka on Friday, Mar 19, 2021. The Children's Hours of Fridays and Saturdays at the fair have been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A child checks a book at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka on Friday, Mar 19, 2021. The Children's Hours of Fridays and Saturdays at the fair have been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A child checks a book at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka on Friday, Mar 19, 2021. The Children's Hours of Fridays and Saturdays at the fair have been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A child checks a book at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka on Friday, Mar 19, 2021. The Children's Hours of Fridays and Saturdays at the fair have been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Readers browse the stalls at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, Mar 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Readers browse the stalls at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, Mar 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Readers browse the stalls at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, Mar 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Readers browse the stalls at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, Mar 19, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Readers crowd the stalls at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka on Friday, Mar 19, 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Readers crowd the stalls at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka on Friday, Mar 19, 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Readers crowd the stalls at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka on Friday, Mar 19, 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Readers crowd the stalls at Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka on Friday, Mar 19, 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi