Hanoi to host second-hand book festival this weekend hinh anh 1Old dictionaries will be showcased at the festival (Source: VNA)

Book lovers will have a chance to buy rare second-hand books at a special festival to be held in the capital this weekend.

Bookshops specialising in old books in various fields, such as Sach Cu Chien (Chien's Old Books), Sach Cu Ha Thanh (Hanoi's Old Books), Sach Vi Dan (Books for People) and Sach Truyen Via He (Pavements' Books), will put up about 20 stalls.

Rare old books such as The Oxford Illustrated Dictionary published in 1975; Tu Dien Phap Viet Pho Thong (General French-Vietnamese Dictionary) by Dao Van Tap and published by Vinh Bao Saigon Bookshop in 1953; and Phap Viet Tu Dien – Chu Them Chu Han (French-Vietnamese Dictionary with Explanations in Chinese) compiled by Dao Duy Anh and published by Minh Tan Paris Publishing house in 1936, will be displayed in a separate corner.

As many as 2,000 books will be given free to visitors, while many books will be sold at rates as low as 10,000 VND to 15,000 VND.

The third of its kind, the festival will be held at the Alpha Book Company, 176 Thai Ha street.-VNA