A 3,000sq.m “book city” that will provide one million books and thousands of stationery products will open at the Garden Mall in HCM City’s District 5 next month​ (Photo pnc.com.vn)

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Two “book cities” will open in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 5 and 10, providing millions of books and thousands of stationery items, according to Phuong Nam Cultural Joint-Stock Corporation (PNC), the investor in the project.

Next month, a book city will be launched at The Garden Mall on Hong Bang Street in district 5, decorated with many trees to create a comfortable reading area for visitors.

Another one will be set up at Van Hanh Mall in district 10 with a luxurious design and beautiful atmosphere for readers in January.

Each book city will cover an area of more than 3,000sq.m with capacity for 50,000 book titles and tens of thousands of stationery items.

The area will include a bookstore, stationery shop, coffee shop, entertainment area, multimedia recreation area, creativity rest area and reading areas.

The two book cities will provide many conveniences to visitors, including a panel for searching book titles, online shopping and e-reading tools.

In June, PNC launched the first “book city” with a cost of 50 billion VND (2.2 million USD) at the Aeon Mall Binh Duong Canary in Thuan An town in the southern province of Binh Duong.

It provides 50,000 book titles, 1,500 music discs and products from 150 stationery brands.-VNA