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Hanoi Autumn Book Festival officially opens
Tuyet Nhung 18:22, 2018/08/22
The event features 55 booths of nearly 45 publishers and distributors.
The Hanoi Autumn Book Festival officially opened at Thong Nhat Park on August 22, aiming to promote the reading culture as well as to connect publishers and communications agencies in order to publish books.
This year’s event, which runs until August 26, will offers the latest publications in a wide range of fields such as politics – law, economics, science – technology, education, literature, culture – society, and religion.
 
Participants cut the inauguration band at the opening ceremony of the Hanoi Autumn Book Festival. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn
Participants cut the inauguration band at the opening ceremony of the Hanoi Autumn Book Festival. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn
The highlight of the event is many kinds of activities like exchanges between writers and readers, introduction of new books, and entertainment activities encouraging the reading habit.
The event is organized by the Department of Publishing, Printing and Distributing under the Ministry of Information and Communications in coordination with the Vietnam Publishing Association.
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoang Vinh Bao said despite certain difficulties, the publishing sector has always organized activities to develop the reading movement in the community, and the 2018 Hanoi Autumn Book Festival is an example.
 
Visitors to the Hanoi Autumn Book Festival at Thong Nhat Park. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn
Visitors to the Hanoi Autumn Book Festival at Thong Nhat Park. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn
The Ministry of Information and Communications hopes that the festival, together with other book-related events, will form a series of regular cultural activities to promote people’s reading habit, thereby helping to develop a learning society.
The event has been held twice annually since 2013 with the aim of fostering the joy of reading, boosting book copyright transactions and international cooperation in the field.
In 2016, the Autumn Book Fair attracted the participation of 60 publishing distribution, postal, education and training units with approximately 70 stalls. Accordingly, the highlight of the Autumn Book Fair in 2016 was online books.
The online book area introduced the most recent online book editions and an online trading forum of publishing houses and distribution units. In addition, visitors to the book fair had the opportunity to use free applications for digital books.
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