People browse for books at a book fair in HCM City. — VNS Photo Phương Mai
HCM CITY — The HCM City Book Distribution Corporation is organising an online book fair at its website www.fahasa.com until March 29.
The fair offers thousands of book titles from dozens of local and international publishers and distributors. Titles include comics, fiction and nonfiction books on history, culture and economics by Việt Nam’s leading publishing houses Trẻ, Kim Đồng and Nhã Nam, among others.
Bestsellers by Vietnamese authors Nguyễn Nhật Ánh, Tony Buổi Sáng, and Trác Nhã are included. Novels by young Vietnamese authors like Hạ Vũ, Hamlet Trương, Gào and Nguyễn Ngọc Thạch are featured as well.
The fair also offers English-language dictionaries, reference books and novels by leading foreign publish houses like Oxford University Press, Macmillan Education, and Penguin Group. All books are on discount up to 70 per cent.
The fair also offers a 10-50 per cent discount for stationery, toys and souvenirs by Vietnamese, Thai, Korean and Japanese manufacturers. Customers can get shopping vouchers if they take part in mini games at the website during the fair.
Huỳnh Thị Minh Châu of FAHASA said: “FAHASA’s online book fair aims to satisfy readers, particularly students and children, because the HCM City biennial book expo was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.”
The city’s Department of Information and Communications cancelled the 11th book expo, the largest book fair in the region, which was planned at the Lê Văn Tám Park in District 1 this month.
The 10th biennial book expo welcomed one million readers from the city and neighbouring provinces after seven-day opening, and earned more than VNĐ60 billion (US$2.58 million) in revenue. It featured 300,000 titles in all fields, including hundreds of new titles, and displayed three million copies sold at discounts of up to 70 per cent at 900 stalls. It had the participant of more than 180 international and Vietnamese publishers, distributors and other companies. — VNS