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Old book fair reaches out to young readers

Update: December, 15/2018 - 09:00
The Old Book Fair, organised by the HCM City-based Trẻ (Youth) Publishing House, opens on December 15 displaying more than 1,000 titles in various fields. — VNS Photo Phương Mai
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The HCM City-based Trẻ (Youth) Publishing House opens the Old Book Fair on December 15.  

The event features more than 1,000 titles in various fields, including books published five years ago, which are being sold at discounts of up to 50 per cent or more.

More promotional and cultural programmes will be held to attract readers, especially young people and children, to the two-day event.

Nguyễn Minh Nhật, director of the publisher, said we hope university students and young workers who are regular customers of the publisher will enjoy the old books at reasonable prices.

“We encourage organisers and individuals to buy old books for charity. We offer them at a discount of 70 per cent,” he said. 

Featured are titles about events and heroes from different periods of the country’s history, especially the 81 years since the Party’s founding.

A popular book is Lê Minh Quốc’s collection of eight books on great Vietnamese men, titled Kể Chuyện Danh Nhân Việt Nam (Stories of Vietnamese Great People), a research work on outstanding people in politics and culture.

Patriots and liberation soldier during the wars are also included.

Several books from Trẻ’s bestsellers, written by veteran and young authors such as Nguyễn Nhật Ánh, are also on sale.

According to Nhựt, the publisher will soon launch a website to offer old books. 

The event is taking place at 161B Lý Chính Thắng Street in District 3. Entrance is free. — VNS

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