|Book street will offer visitors a chance to read as much as they can during the new year holiday. — VNS Photo Kim Chi|
HÀ NỘI — Book lovers in Hà Nội can enjoy the Lunar New Year (Tết) holiday by reading to their hearts content, with a book festival set to take place on Book Street on February 18-25.
The event aims to encourage people to read during the seven-day holiday and build reading culture, according to Ngô Văn Quý, vice chairman of the city People’s Committee.
The street features 16 booths from different book companies and distributors, offering literature, children’s books, science, fiction, foreign books, electronic books and digital reading devices.
The event provides interesting books with easy access for people with disabilities, children and the elderly. The area includes a small square where people can talk about books, as well as free WiFi and water, a reading space, a coffee area, flowers and souvenir stalls.
Press agencies will display special publications released for Tết, with the editions focusing on some of the most significant issues of the year.
In addition, other cultural activities will be conducted such as book exchanges, book introductions, calligraphy presentations and copyright transactions.
Located at 19 Tháng 12 Street, Hoàn Kiếm District, Book Street is for pedestrians only. It opens from 8am to 10pm everyday. — VNS