Accordingly, as many as 50,0000 book titles of various genres will be introduced to readers at the event.
The on-going book publishing month from April 1 to May 1 is also held in response to the event.
The event is expected to draw the participation of more than 100 booths from nearly 80 publishers and publishing companies.
In addition, a wide variety of activities will also be held to celebrate the 2018 Viet Nam Book Day, including the introduction of writers, seminars and exchanges between readers and writers, as well as forums on books and political and cultural events.
The annual Viet Nam Book Day has become a much loved festival of the community and an important cultural event in its own right. Events honouring reading culture will take place in various regions nationwide.
The annual event aims to promote a reading culture among the community, as well as introduce the latest and popular books in different genres to readers.
Alongside the festivities in Thong Nhat Park, the National Library will host its own book fair on April 19.
At the event, the national book award organised by the Viet Nam Publishing Association will be given. The award is split into two categories ’good books’ and ’beautiful designs’. The awards will be given to books in a range of different genres such as literature, culture and arts, and natural sciences and technology; as well as social sciences and humanities, children’s books, and education and training.