|Page turner: This year’s book street will include 25 decorated stalls by popular publishing houses and book companies. — Photo laodongthudo.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – The Tết book street 2017 will be held from January 30 to February 5 (from the third to the ninth of the first lunar month) at Lê Thạch Street and the wind instrument house in Lý Thái Tổ flower garden, next to Hoàn Kiếm Lake.
The book street is organised by the Hà Nội Department of Information and Communications, and aims at developing reading culture and creating more cultural spaces for citizens in the capital for the Lunar New Year festival.
The book street will include 25 decorated stalls, including popular domestic publishing houses and book companies like Kim Đồng, Women, Literature, Hà Nội University of Education publishing houses, and Nhã Nam Joint Stock Company.
Readers and book lovers will the have chance to access a wide variety of books from publishing houses and book companies, making great gifts for the Lunar New Year.
The book street will also feature a Spring newspaper stall from the capital press agencies, a calligraphy art space and free calligraphy classes, mobile book stalls, and book café areas for readers.
Writing exchange programmes, historical book colouring, painting, traditional art and spring poetry performances will all be on show by publishing houses and book companies.
“Tết book street 2017 will be a meaningful event and will become a cultural destination for citizens in Hà Nội on the days of the Lunar New Year,” said Phan Lan Tú, director of Hà Nội Department of Information and Communications. — VNS