HCM CITY (VNS)— Many new titles including the Vietnamese translation of J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy are on display and sale at the latest book fair that opened yesterday morning at the HCM City Exhibition House.
Organisers said that the fair carries more than 60,000 copies of several hundred titles, most of them recently released by major publishers in the country.
The Tre (Youth) Publishing House has many new books including The Casual Vacancy, the first non-Harry Potter work by Rowling.
The fair also displays a large number of Vietnamese version of other foreign titles like Hector and the Search for Happiness by French writer Francois Lelord; and The Big Book of Brain Games – 1,000 Play Things of Art, Mathematics and Science.
The fair organisers said that on Saturday they will auction many old copies of rare and valuable books published in the 1930's-40's.
Several meetings between writers and readers are being arranged every day at the fair.
The fair is organised by the Nha Nam Co along with 12 major publishers including Tre, First News and Phuong Nam. It opens everyday from 8am to 10pm at the Exhibition House, 92 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1. It closes on Sunday. — VNS