With the dawn of an early winter already upon it, Bengaluru braces itself for festivities that will extend beyond the New Year celebrations. The garden city which has proudly boasted everything for everyone’s taste will be host to a 17-day-long literary festival in LockTheBox–Reloaded, from the 16th of December 2022 to the 1st of January, 2023.
Having attended its earlier iteration in the city, LockTheBox is a carnival for all the bibliophiles out there, like me. With its upcoming edition already promising to be a much bigger and more worthwhile outing for the brand, book lovers in Bengaluru can rest assured that their literary appetite will be more than just satisfied.
Anyone who enjoys reading will find LockTheBox as the perfect opportunity this December. Genres ranging from adventure, knowledge, classics, love, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, and crime to autobiographies, young adults, academics, and so much more will be on offer during the festival.
By any stretch of the imagination, it was not my first book fair in the city; however, it was one of my best-ever experiences at a literary sale event. I later realized the brand behind LockTheBox has been around for a very long time, and, in fact, it has been a pioneer in the Indian market for buying and selling new as well as used books. Bookchor.com, with its presence across multiple digital platforms, has contributed much to the changing dynamics of the book market in the country.
Since 2017, when LockTheBox marked its presence in the physical realm, Bookchor has welcomed thousands, if not lakhs, of visitors (who have turned into customers).
The LockTheBox literary festival promises to feature the best literature from around the world, as well as a one-of-a-kind collection and the largest selection of books (which is actually true). As customers, they gave us the choice of selecting a customized box of our choosing and need only consider the size and ensure that it fits in the box and closes flat (that is quite literally the only condition).
LockTheBox is a unique concept where you can buy books, as many as you want to, depending on your budget convenience by having on offer 3 exclusive box categories (No points in guessing that, that’s where the name is coming from… Lock the Box) the ‘Odysseus’ Box, the ‘Perseus’ Box, the ‘Hercules’ box.
For someone like me who will always go for the biggest box, i.e., the “Hercules” Box (which costs INR 2999) that accommodates around 30 books; the “Odysseus” Box, which costs INR 1199, can accommodate nearly 10 books; and the “Perseus” Box, costing INR 1799 and which can carry around 17 books, are not a bad deal at all.
… 2022 Edition
We can expect more than just books in this edition of LockTheBox. It literally promises to be a literary carnival with fun, food, fans, and more.
With its previous edition, which had already registered a footfall of over 1 million (I can vouch for it; I was there on multiple days…) One can only imagine how many more people will turn up this time around.
Of course, the lineup of a literary feast is so much more savoring when names like Ravinder Singh (You are all I need fame) and Novoneel Chakraborty (That Kiss in the Rain fame) will be there for an exclusive interactive session on the 17th of December.
The book fair, which kicks off on the 16th of December, is happening at Shubh Convention, Puttenahalli, Phase 7, J. P. Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078, every day from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM. And given the capability of the venue and the Bookchor team, this literary festival will without doubt garner the biggest turn-up of bibliophiles under one roof in the city.
I, along with my friends and family, have already made our plans and are, in fact, eyeing some of our favorite titles.
So, Bengaluru, mark your calendar and pick your time because one of the biggest literary festivals is coming to our city.
About The Author
Philip Thomas and his love for written words got him into professional writing. As a content writer, while his inclination is toward creative writing, which still takes precedence, he has contributed to several niches in web content. A well-read and aware personality, his curiosity about various subjects has him writing comprehensive content and blogs. Philip is also the author of a poetry book, “Paper Cut,” released in 2015. He continues to share his poems and philosophies on his personal social media handles.
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This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla.
November 25, 2022 @ 7:59 pm
Already forwarded your post to folks in Bangalore so they can visit. Thanks!! – For sharing the event details and the 3 box options.
I can picture the event like a kid in a candy store with eyes and mouth wide open.
December 13, 2022 @ 12:47 pm
For me im happy to call this as a boom festival, literally even if someone doesn’t lile reading they will fall in love with booms visiting this place, nice suggestion.
December 10, 2022 @ 6:38 pm
The world of books always attract me a lot and when such fairs are there how can one resist. The only thing is that I am not in Bangalore and I repent for that. Thanks for the wonderful coverage.
December 11, 2022 @ 3:05 pm
Thank you for hosting this post Ritu… it’s a huge privilege for book lovers in blr. I must say we r lucky.
December 12, 2022 @ 4:15 pm
Wow, it is awesome. Specially love the Boxes with particular cost and number of books you will get. Seriously you people are lucky to have this kind of fair.
December 12, 2022 @ 7:22 pm
This book fair looks like a must visit. I like the idea that you can pick any book you want. I will surely check it when it comes to Delhi.
December 12, 2022 @ 7:31 pm
Fine presentation of details of the up coming book fair. Glad that you hosted such a nice post for all the book lovers. Thank you.
December 13, 2022 @ 8:02 am
I love book fairs. I attend most of them in my city. It is exhilarating to go through so many books and choosing from them. It is a heaven for book lovers.
December 13, 2022 @ 11:50 am
It’s fantastic. I especially like the boxes with a specific cost and number of books. I have attended only two book fairs in my life 😵💫. But not this type; you people are lucky to participate in this.
December 13, 2022 @ 2:54 pm
Sadly my experience was not so great. Had gone a few years back….while there were loads of books, some of the ones advertised for which i had gone specifically were not there. The staff was unhelpful and the whole thing looked like a marketing gimmick to lure people to visit them. Ofcourse since i went i did end up buying books. Incidentally Cindy was with me that time.
December 13, 2022 @ 11:21 pm
I had never been to book fairs apart from Kolkata, Delhi, and Mumbai. But this looks so cool. I love book fairs so I would love to visit it someday…
December 14, 2022 @ 7:07 am
Oh this is such a great event to attend to! My kids would surely go bananas if ever they got given a chance to attend to such book fairs. Amazing!
December 14, 2022 @ 3:29 pm
Anything related to books fascinates me! This Lock the Box festival looks super exciting! Always looking forward to book fairs.
December 14, 2022 @ 11:15 pm
I have attended this book Festival when I was in Bangalore and it was really nice and good for all the book readers where they can have such good options to choose from
Noor Anand Chawla
January 24, 2023 @ 9:33 pm
Seems like a hatke lit fest for sure! Perhaps I’ll visit someday.