World Book Day, initiated by UNESCO, is a global celebration of literature, reading, and the joy of books. It is a monument to the power of words and narrative, established to promote the significance of reading, stimulate cultural discovery via books, and honour the efforts of writers, publishers, and readers worldwide.

At Nukkad Cafe, we are thrilled to be part of this global celebration. The World Book Day event in Pune honours the written word by providing a venue for people to share their tales, discover different viewpoints, and cultivate the love of reading. The event offers something for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned bibliophile or just starting out. In 2023, we launched this effort in partnership with the Pune Writers’ Group, Storytel, and other Pune book cafés. Read More

Join Us in the Celebration!!
Explore our website to learn about the plethora of events we had curated for World Book Day 2023 and stay tuned for World Book Day 2024.


On the occasion of Pune’s World Day, there is a series of competitions being organised. Submit your entries and the shortly listed candidates will get a chance to perform at the mega-event in April 2024.

Verse by Verse

Poetry Competition

Language: English, Hindi, Marathi


Short Story Competition

Language: English

Young Rhymers (Age 8 to 14 years)

Poetry Competition

Language: English


Paper books

People’s Voice from Pune’s World Book Day 2023

Urmila Nimbalkar

Actor, Narrator, Influencer

Deepesh Chandran


Shriranjan Awate


Priyam Patil


Activities on Book Day

Author Interaction on World Book Day

Author Interactions

Book Launch on World Book Day

Book Launch & Reading

Workshops on World Book Day


Book Stalls on World Book Day

Book Stalls