Hanoi (VNA) – Books are one of humanity’s oldest
communications technologies, and this year’s Hanoi Book Fair seeks to highlight
their role in the digital age with the theme “Books and Start-ups”.
The annual fair, which runs from September 22 to 26 at Thang Long Imperial
Citadel, will gather 200 stalls of book companies, publishing houses and
distributors nationwide. The book fair will introduce books on start-ups,
foreign books and a wide range of books issued by Vietnamese publishers.
E-books and reading technology for digital devices will be highlighted as well.
Events include seminars, discussions and conversations between readers and
authors. These dialogues will focus on start-ups, reading culture, and
effective reading skills.
Representatives of international publishing organisations and associations will
be invited to the fair and attend talks on development trends in the publishing
industry. They will also share their experiences of organising and attending
international book fairs.
Book agencies will exchange copyrights and sign cooperation agreements. The
book fair will call on participating enterprises and readers to donate books
for mountainous and disadvantaged areas.
The book fair contributes to improving reading culture, encouraging book
reading among the people and building the elegant, civilised lifestyle of
Hanoians, said Nguyen Minh Khanh, Deputy Director of the capital Department of
Information and Communications.
It also contributes to popularising the revolutionary tradition among the
Party, the government and the people, he said.
The fair will open from 8am to 9pm each day.
As Middle Autumn Festival is coming, a children’s book fair is also taking place at the Children’s Palace, 36 Ly Thai To street, Hanoi.
Entitled Middle Autumn Festival for Children, the book fair will open daily
from September 21 to 29. About 50 agencies have registered to present
children’s books as well as products and services for children.-VNA