2018 Autumn Book Festival officially opens

08/26/2018 12:00 AM

VGP – The 2018 Autumn Book Festival was officially opened on August 22 at Thong Nhat Park, in Ha Noi, aiming to promote the reading culture as well as to connect publishers and communications agencies in order to publish books.

Co-organized by the Ministry of Information and Communication, the Department of Publishing, Printing and Issuing and the Viet Nam Publishing Association.

Addressing the opening ceremony, 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 Autumn Book Festival is just one example.

The ministry hopes that the festival, together with other book-related events, will form a series of regular cultural activities to promote a habit of regular reading among the people, thereby helping to develop a learning society, he added.

The event features 55 booths of nearly 45 publishing houses, and education and training units. It offers the latest publications in a wide range of fields such as politics – law, economics, science – technology, education, literature, culture – society, and religion.   

In addition, it looks to contribute to strengthening the links between publishers and communications agencies and develop publication, printing and publishing activities to meet the requirements of readers in the context of international integration.

The event aims to promote a habit of recreational reading and book buying among the community through annual activities with the intention of building a learning society.

On the occasion, the organizing board will call on visitors to donate old books to children in Ta Gia Khau commune of Muong Khuong district in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai.

The annual event runs till August 26.