On the same day, the opening ceremony of the Vietnam Book Day 2017 was also held in Ho Chi Minh City Book Street. The city’s book show includes family bookshelf competition, exhibition on children books and valuable books with 12,000 titles; photo exhibition honoring the beauty of the book street and reading culture; discussions and exchanges between writers and readers.
The Vietnam Book Day 2017 will run until May 1.
The Vietnam Book Day was approved in 2014 by former Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and it is scheduled to occur every year on April 21. The event is to encourage and promote reading habit in the community and raise awareness of using books as a tool for critical thinking. It also celebrates appreciation for readers, writers, publishers, distributors, and other affiliates of the publishing industry.