Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The annual HCM City Tết (Lunar New Year) Book Fair will be held downtown from February 2-8.
Từ Lương, deputy director of the city’s Department of Information and Communications, said: “This year’s book fair has the theme of Muôn Màu Của Sách (Colours of Book). It will help promote the reading habit and knowledge of city’s residents.”
The fair includes participation of eight local major publishers and book distributors such as the Phương Nam Cultural Joint Stock Company, the HCM City Book Distribution Joint Stock Company and Saigon Books.
They will showcase 100,000 copies of books in literature, history, economy, politics, culture, science and technology.
Several exhibitions will be organised at the fair displaying books, documents and photos about the development of the 320-year-old HCM City, organised by the city’s General Sciences Library.
Photos and books on soldiers stationed on Hoàng Sa and Trường Sa islands, as well as life of the islands’ residents, will be on display as well.
An exhibition featuring dozens of special publications for Tết organised by the city’s major newspapers and magazines, including Trẻ (Youth), Thanh Niên (Young People) and Sài Gòn Giải Phóng (Liberated Sài Gòn), will be set up at the fair.
There will be several talks between authors, cultural experts, readers and visitors during the event. A kid zone featuring children’s books and traditional games will also be open.
The book fair will be held on Mạc Thị Bưởi, Nguyễn Huệ and Ngô Đức Kế streets in District 1. — VNS