Subdued start for Ekushey Book Fair

  • Young women browse books at a stall of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Young women browse books at a stall of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Young women browse books at a stall of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Young women browse books at a stall of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Young readers browse books at a stall of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Young readers browse books at a stall of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Young women browse books at a stall of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Young women browse books at a stall of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Children visit the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Children visit the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Children visit the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Children visit the Amar Ekushey Book Fair in Dhaka amid the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Very few stalls of the 38th Amar Ekushey Book Fair have been able to draw customers on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022 after a delayed launch due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Very few stalls of the 38th Amar Ekushey Book Fair have been able to draw customers on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022 after a delayed launch due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Very few stalls of the 38th Amar Ekushey Book Fair have been able to draw customers on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022 after a delayed launch due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Very few stalls of the 38th Amar Ekushey Book Fair have been able to draw customers on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022 after a delayed launch due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Shopkeepers wait for customers as the 38th Amar Ekushey Book Fair was mostly deserted on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022 after a delayed launch due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Shopkeepers wait for customers as the 38th Amar Ekushey Book Fair was mostly deserted on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022 after a delayed launch due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The 38th Amar Ekushey Book Fair was mostly empty on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022 after a delayed launch due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The 38th Amar Ekushey Book Fair was mostly empty on Thursday, Feb 17, 2022 after a delayed launch due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi