According to Vice Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy, the Book Street aims to create space for reading during the Lunar New Year holiday, promote and maintain the reading culture, and assert the studious tradition and love for reading of Hanoians. Venue of the event is 19/12 Street, which has been officially opened as Book Street of Ha Noi since May 1, 2017.
The 2018 Spring Book Street is launched from February 18 to 25, and offers a number of activities and programs. Publishers set up their stalls to introduce and sell books and Lunar New Year editions of newspapers. All proceeds from sale of Lunar New Year newspapers will be donated to school libraries and post offices of communes in mountainous areas and communes in especially difficult circumstances.
Besides, there are stalls of calligraphy, where visitors can receive calligraphy work for free as a gift for the Lunar New Year.
Visitors of the Spring Book Street can attend interesting programs of the publishers and book companies, such as book introduction, talk shows on Vietnamese cultural customs, poetry and English for children. Young people can take part in folk games and enjoy street art performance.
There are music performances every day, along with gifts for lucky guests.
Thanks to effort of the city government, Department of Information and Communications, People's Committee of Hoan Kiem district, publishers and book companies, the Spring Book Street is expected to be a cultural destination for Hanoians in the Lunar New Year holiday, Ngo Van Quy said.
Photos of the Spring Book Street:
Vice Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy and city’s officials at stalls of the Spring Book Street
The Book Street attracts people of all ages.
Young people at the book stalls