Hanoi looks toward new street for books hinh anh 1A book street opened during the 2016 Lunar New Year festival in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi’s authorities have approved a plan to set up a fixed book street on December 19 street, which links Hai Ba Trung and Ly Thuong Kiet streets in downtown Hanoi.

The city’s leaders have asked concerned agencies to spread information about the venue, control the origins and contents of the books available at the street as well as invite publishers and books stores to set up stalls on the street.

The book street will have up to 20 stalls and remain open between 8am and 10pm. The area will offer book cafes, reading spaces, book talks and exchanges between authors and audiences.

The street is planned to be open on December 19 this year.

Depending on the actual operation of the fixed book street, another mobile book street will be organized at the weekend pedestrian zone near Ly Thai To Park next to Hoan Kiem lake.

According to examination by the municipal Transport Department, there is not a busy traffic on December 19 street. The street is currently used mainly for parking service and it is among most convenient places to open a fixed book street.

The municipal Information and Communications Department said it has planned a clear map for the street.-VNA