The event's poster (Photo: The event's facebook)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The 2017 International Book Fair Vietnam will be held in Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi from August 23-27 with more than 80 booths showing 40,000 books titles from various domestic and seven foreign firms.

The event is an activity to mark the APEC Year Vietnam 2017, Vietnam’s 40-year membership of the United Nations and 10 years of joining the World Trade Organisation, as well as the 65th anniversary of the domestic publishing sector.

This is a chance for book publishers and distributors to meet and exchange experience, while introducing new publications and expanding international cooperation in publishing.

Different spaces will be designed to introduce books in different topics, including books on sea and islands, integrity and sovereignty, ASEAN, translated books, e-books, and prize-winning books.

At the same time, more than 20 events will also be held, such as meetings with authors and seminars to share experience in publishing.

The organization board will also give a separate space for transactions in copyright.

According to Director of the Department of Publishing, Printing and Issuing under the Ministry of Information and Communications Chu Van Hoa, previous events drew large numbers of visitors and contributed to encouraging the reading habit in the community.-VNA