2nd Can Tho Book Festival to open

The second Can Tho Book Festival will be held at Luu Huu Phuoc Park in Ninh Kieu District in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from March 25-31.

The event will attract 350 display booths of more than100 publishing houses throughout the country and abroad, including Oxford, Cengage, Cambridge, Macmillan, Efuture, Pearson.

The book festival will present to readers thousands of book titles in various genres such as literature, policy, history, science, society and more; and stationeries.

The leading book distributor in the country, Ho Chi Minh City Book Distribution Joint Stock Company (FAHASA) will feature 20 booths displaying 10,000 book titles with more than 60,000 copies, and 20,000 stationeries.

The book show will also include seminars, exchanges between writers and readers, exhibitions on the Party, the late President Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam's sovereignty over sea and islands; and give readers a chance to enjoy items up 50 percent off original prices.

On the occasion, the event’s organization board will launch a promotional program to support libraries in schools and rural areas.

The first Can Tho Book Festival attracted over 300,000 people with 260 booths in 2015. It is one of the largest-scale book shows in the country, including Ho Chi Minh City Book Festival and Hanoi Book Festival.

 

By Tuong Vy – Translated by Kim Khanh

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