Directory of Nigerian Booksellers to be presented Wednesday
By Ada Anioji
A Directory of Nigerian Booksellers would be presented to the public on Wednesday, March 24, a statement from the Booksellers Association of Nigeria has revealed.
The presentation ceremony which will be chaired by the Director General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, Mr. John Asein is to be conducted on the Zoom online platform and would commence at 3.00pm.
With the title, The Nigerian Booksellers Directory 2021, the book, which is a product of the Booksellers Association of Nigeria, BAN has BAN President and MD/CEO of CSS Bookshops Limited, Mr Dare Oluwatuyi and the journalist and writer, Richard Mammah as editors.
The statement from the association outlines that the work is the outcome of a year-long research that has spanned the length and breadth of the country. It is a listing of members of the association and other Nigerian booksellers and publishers in the country.
Also contained in the book are a listing of tertiary institutions and prominent tourist sites in the country.
Other notable guests expected at the event are the President of the Nigerian Publishers Association, Chief Uche Cyril Anioke, Pan African Writers Association scribe, Dr. Wale Okediran, Mrs Lily Nyariki, a Book Development Specialist based in Kenya who also doubles as the Focal Point for Books and Learning Materials for English Speaking Countries in the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), Mr. Adedapo Gbadega, Chairman – Nigerian Book Fair Trust (NBFT) Council and Mr. Charles Batambuze, Executive Director, Uganda Reproduction Rights Organisation (URRO) & the National Book Trust of Uganda (NABOTU).
The formal book review at the session is billed to be undertaken by the writer and journalist, Dr. Olayinka Oyegbile while the compere is CSS Bookshop Limited’s DMD, Mr. Adegbola Adesina.