|This year, the event will be held in Ha Noi's Thong Nhat Park from Friday night. — VNS Photo Nguyen Manh Ha
HA NOI (VNS) — The "Day of Vietnamese Book" will commence on Friday night, April 17, in Thong Nhat Park in Ha Noi.
Jointly organised by the Information and Communications Ministry; the Publishing, Printing and Distribution Department, and several publishing houses across the country, the week-long event will feature several booths presenting newly published books as well as old publications that will be sold at special rates.
Along with the distribution of books among poor children, the event will include discussions and workshops related to book publishing and books' topics.
The "Day of Vietnamese Book" is being organised to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Reunification Day that falls on April 30, and the 125th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh on May 19.
The first "Day of Vietnamese Book" last year drew thousands of visitors, who purchased several books. – VNS