HCM City to host 2nd Vietnam Book Day next week

The 2nd Vietnam Book Day in Ho Chi Minh City will take place on Nguyen Van Binh Street near Central Post Office in District 1, from April 18-21.

Readers will have a chance to exchange with writers in the Vietnam Book Day. (Photo: Sggp)
This year’s festival themed “Saigon book street- Ho Chi Minh City” aims to mark the 40th Anniversary of the South liberation and national reunification. (April 30).

Many activities will be held during the event, such as workshops and talk shows, introduction of national anniversary-themed books, historical and cultural books as well as rare ancient and valuable publications.

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 will also celebrate appreciation for readers, writers, publishers, distributors, and other affiliates of the publishing industry.

The festival was approved in February by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. It will occur every year on April 21.

By Tuong Vy – Translated by Kim Khanh

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