The month-long book fair features online booths of 49 book distributors and publishing houses. Around 10,000 titles are displayed and sold at promotional prices.
A series of activities will be held during the event, such as online exchanges between writers and readers, the introduction of newly published books.
There are also program calling on people to join hands to fight against COVID-19 outbreak. 20,000 first orders of books on the online book fair will be transported with free shipping by the Vietnam Post and the National Newspapers Distribution Company. The organization board expects to attract 5-10 million people.
The Vietnam Book Day was approved in 2014 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.