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Ha Noi to open book street for Tet

Update: February, 09/2016 - 18:00
Book lovers can spend the Tet holiday reading books, as Le Thach Street will be transformed into a book street for the first time. — Photo vnexpress.net
HA NOI — Bookworms can spend the Tet holiday walking along Le Thach Street in downtown Ha Noi, browsing thousands of books that are offered free of charge.

The capital's Department of Information and Communications will turn Le Thach Street into a book street from the third to the eighth day of the Lunar New Year, or February 10-15.

The programme will feature books on the culture and history of Ha Noi as well as Viet Nam's socio-economic development, the Communist Party of Viet Nam and President Ho Chi Minh.

Visitors to this book street will have the opportunity to meet famous authors, including Nha Thuyen, Lu and Dang Hoang Giang; receive calligraphy works free of charge from cultural researcher Tran Quang Duc; and enjoy Vietnamese tea.

On the occasion, book companies and publishing houses will offer gifts to readers. Books from various genres will be sold at a discount.

As part of the book street event, a number of artistic programmes will be held, such as recitals of spring poems, demonstrations of the Japanese art of origami (paper folding) and a musical gala that is expected to attract young people. — VNS

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