Hanoi’s first Book Street debuted on May 1 at December 19 Street of Hoan Kiem district, drawing a large crowd of people in the city (Photo VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The spring book fair at Hanoi’s Book Street earned more than 4 billion VND (177,200 USD) from selling some 80,000 books from February 18 (the third day of the Lunar New Year 2018) to 25.

According to the city’s Department of Information and Communication, Kim Dong Publishing House recorded the highest revenue of more than 400 million VND (17,720 USD), followed by Thai Ha and Nha Nam stock companies.

[Spring book street opens in Hanoi]

 The most attractive titles to readers featured the fourth industrial revolution, Vietnam’s history through pictures, Hanoi’s traditional dishes and Tet celebrations.

Hanoi’s first Book Street debuted on May 1 at December 19 Street of Hoan Kiem district, aiming to promote reading culture.

The street features 16 booths with easy access for children and people with disabilities, along with public computers for readers to search for information, free wifi and water.

It is open to the public from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm every day.-VNA