|Reader’s paradise: A 3,000-sq.m “book city” providing 50,000 book titles and 1,500 music discs opened on June 1 in Bình Dương Province’s Thuận An Town. — Photo pnc.com.vn|Viet Nam News
BÌNH DƯƠNG — The first “book city” in the country opened on Thursday in Thuận An Town in the southern province of Bình Dương.
The book city, which covers 3,000 square metres with capacity for 50,000 books and 1,000 music discs, is located on the ground floor of Aeon Mall Bình Dương Canary on Bình Dương Boulevard.
It was launched by Phương Nam Corp (PNC) at a total cost of VNĐ50 billion (US$2.2 million).
The book city targets readers aged 18-35 as well as children. It offers children’s books, learning aids and playgrounds.
Nearly 200 suppliers throughout the country provide goods to the book city, as well as 70 distributors of foreign-language books and 150 stationery brands.
The book city includes a bookstore, stationery shop, coffee shop, children’s entertainment area, multimedia recreation area, creative rest area and a reading area.
At the entrance of the book city, there is an online panel where visitors can search for book titles and stores. — VNS