|The HCM City Book Pedestrian Street will launch a mobile book service on April 20 to mark Việt Nam Book Day on April 21 and the World Book and Copyright Day on April 23. Photo courtesy of the organiser|
HCM CITY – The HCM City’s book companies and publishers will organise a series of activities to mark Việt Nam Book Day on April 21 and World Book and Copyright Day on April 23.
The HCM City Book Pedestrian Street will launch a mobile library offering free book rentals and book exchange.
Many book groups like Book and Friend, Book Connect and Room to Read will hold programmes for young people on the book street from April 20-24.
On April 23, the HCM City University of Culture and the HCM City College of Culture and Arts will host seminars on promoting the reading hobby among youth, as well as talks with young authors on book street.
On April 21, Saigon Books, one of the city’s leading publishers, will launch a programme called “Người Việt Viết Sách” (Vietnamese Authors and Their Books) to honour young writers and books, and to encourage them to continue their writing and introduce their books to the world.
On the occasion, local publishers will release new books by both local and foreign authors.
The Trẻ (Youth) Publishing House will publish a set of four books titled Thiệu Bảo Bình Nguyên highlighting the country’s struggles against three Yuan-Mongol invasions in the 13th century.
The city’s Culture, Literature and Arts Publishing House will introduce Ngắn và Rất Ngắn (Short and Very Short) combining a series of short stories by archaeologist Nguyễn Thị Hậu and culturist Nguyễn Thị Minh Thái.
Hậu and Thái will meet with young readers at the publishing house on April 23. VNS