World Book Day was observed on 23rd April 2013. To mark the occasion, a grand book exhibition took place at Periyar Thindal, Vepery, by Chennai Puthaga Sangamam.
The book exhibition had over sixty stall by leading and popular publishers such as National Book Trust, India, New Century Book House, Periyar Manimmai University, Wisdom Educational Books, Smile Books, Spider Books, Emerald Publishers, Leo Book Distributors, Orient Blackswan, Tiger Books and a vast variety of Tamil books on different subjects and topics.
A unique feature of the event was a Book Donation Center. Competitions for students, cultural programmes and speeches by Celebrity speakers and authors were an added attraction.