Fourth Vietnam Book Day to display 40,000 book titles hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The fourth Vietnam Book Day 2017 will take place from April 6-10 at the Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi, introducing 40,000 book titles of various genres to readers.

Nguyen Ngoc Bao, deputy head of the Publishing Department under the Ministry of Information and Communications, said on March 30 that activities of the Book Day will be associated with the 90th anniversary of the publication of President Ho Chi Minh’s “Duong Cach Menh” (The Revolutionary Path).

Eighty publishers and publishing companies across the country will display their publications on various subjects from politics-law, economy and sci-tech to literary, socio-culture and religion at nearly 100 booths.

A wide range of activities will take place during the Day, including author-reader exchanges, seminars and talkshows, together with 20 events on books and reading culture.

Vietnam Book Day was launched in Decision 284/QD-TTg issued by the Prime Minister on February 24, 2014.    

The annual event aims to encourage and develop reading in the community, while raising the public awareness of the significance of books not only as a source of knowledge, but as a way to develop one’s thought and personality.    

The event is also a chance to appreciate efforts of those who are involved in book publishing such as book collectors, writers, publishers and distributors, the decision said.   

The observance of the day contributes to raising the responsibility of ministries, sectors and social organisations towards building and promoting the reading culture in   Vietnam.-VNA