Coimbature Book Festival attracts 125,000 visitors and sells $218,000 of books amid claims social media and smartphones are destroying the reading habit

The fifth Coimbatore Book Festival has run its course and once again the nonsense talked about how smartphones are drawing people away from reading has hit a reality check. More people buying books. More than 1.25 lakh (125,000) people visited the 10-day Coimbatore Book Festival which wound up at the weekend, with business worth Rs 1.5 crore Read More …