Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and other senior officials attended the opening ceremony.
Speaking at the event, he emphasized that the book street will create reading culture for people during Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, promote it and contribute to developing elegant, civilized lifestyle of Hanoians. This is also the opportunity for Ha Noi’s publishers to exchange experiences and cooperate with domestics and international ones.
Opening from February 10 to 15 (third day to eighth day of the Lunar New Year), the 2016 Book Street offers 20 well-designed booths with various books from various genres. Besides, there is a book exhibition featuring Viet Nam's socio-economic achievement, the Communist Party and President Ho Chi Minh, as well as history, culture and development of Ha Noi over thousand years.
Visitors also have the opportunity to receive gifts from publishers and book companies, talk with famous authors, get free Vietnamese Calligraphy works, and enjoy traditional tea and art performances.
Ha Noi expects to organize book street annually to nurture and promote reading culture among people, especially the youth, Chairman Chung said.