The "Day of Vietnamese Book" will commence on late April 17 in Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi.

Jointly organised by the Information and Communications Ministry; the Publishing, Printing and Distribution Department, and several publishing houses across the country, the week-long event will feature several booths presenting newly published books as well as old publications that will be sold at special rates.

Along with the distribution of books among poor children, the event will include discussions and workshops related to book publishing and books' topics.

The "Day of Vietnamese Book" is being organised to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Reunification Day that falls on April 30, and the 125th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh on May 19.

The first "Day of Vietnamese Book" last year drew thousands of visitors, who purchased several books.-VNA