The annual HCM City Tet Book Fair will be held from February 9-15 during the Lunar New Year festival in downtown HCM City.
The HCM City’s annual book fair, with the theme of "'Knowledge Brings the Future Closer", will take place downtown from February 9-15. It aims to promote a reading culture among the city’s people and create an entertaining and cultural spot during the Tet holiday.
This 11th book fair, with the theme ”Knowledge Brings the Future Closer", aims to promote the reading culture among the city’s people and create an entertaining and cultural spot during the Tet holiday.
The fair will display around 20,000 book titles in various topics from the city’s major publishers and book distributors, including the HCM City Book Distribution Corporation, Phương Nam Books, and the HCM City General Publishing House.
Most of the books will highlight topics of business, start-ups, industrial revolution 4.0, digital transformation, science and space.
A kids’ zone called “Travelling into the World of Books" will feature new and popular children’s books by famous Vietnamese authors such as Nguyen Nhat Anh and Nguyen Quang Thieu.
The zone will also include a virtual reality system that will help children step into the book's worlds and promote their imagination and creativity.
The book fair’s highlight will be an exhibition of pictures and articles about President Ho Chi Minh, the city’s outstanding architectural sites, and the new establishment of Thu Duc City.
A replica of the Metro Line 1 (Ben Thanh - Suoi Tien) will be set up for visitors to have a closer look and understanding of the city’s first metro route.
The HCM City Journalists Association will display more than 100 special publications from the city’s major newspapers and magazines including Trẻ (Youth), Thanh Niên (Young People) and Sài Gòn Giải Phóng (Liberated Sài Gòn).
The fair will also include an exhibition of publications and photos about Vietnam’s sea and islands.
In addition, there will be several talks between authors and cultural experts and visitors during the event.
The fair, which will take place on Mac Thi Buoi, Nguyen Hue and Ngo Duc Ke streets in District 1, is expected to attract around about one million visitors. VNS
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