Nationwide activities mark 2016 Vietnam Book Day

The Book Publishing Month marking the 2016 Vietnam Book Day (on April 21) has been launching from April 1 to May 1 by the Ministry of Information and Communications, with the participation of 33 cities and provinces throughout the country.

The event aims to honor the value of books, the publishing industry, and encourage insiders to release, collect and promote books as well as promote reading habit in the community.

The Department of Information and Communications in Ho Chi Minh City will organize a ceremony of the Vietnam Book Day on April 21.

Seminars on Vietnamese  romantic literature in the early 20th century, the importance of old books and the hobby of collecting books will be held at Nguyen Van Binh Book Street on April 23. A book exhibition and exchanges between writers and readers will take place at the book street. On this occasion, books will be offered at a 20-50 percent discount.

In response to the Vietnam Book Day, a book festival will also be held at Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi on April 20-24.  Around 87 publising houses, such as Nha Nam, Kim Dong, Alphabooks, the Youth Publishing House, the Women’s Publishing House and others will join the event.

Many preferential programs will be presented during the book show, such as discussions on book and the living, Vietnam's sea, islands sovereignty, skill training program for preschool-age children.

In addition, a book festival titled “Book-Integration, renewal and development” honoring collectors and publishers will take place at the Vietnam National Library in Hanoi on April 21.


By Mai An, Tuong Vy – Translated by Kim Khanh

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