The event saw the attendance of Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC), Head of the PCC’s Commission for Communication and Education; Vu Duc Dam, PCC member, Deputy Prime Minister; Nguyen Manh Hung, Minister of Information and Communications.
The event is an opportunity not only for book publishers to introduce attractive publications but also readers to learn more about publishing activities and choose their suitable books.
A highlight of the event is the 6th Vietnam Book Festival from April 18 to 22 at the Thong Nhat Park, gathering 100 book stalls from 37 publishers and 47 distribution units.
Delegates visit a book stall.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Hoang Vinh Bao, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Chairman of the Vietnam Publishers Association, said that a wide range of activities in response the day are held throughout the country, especially remote areas with the aims to narrow the gap in accessing of information and knowledge among regions.
“Book shelves in family and classroom” models have been developed in many localities across the country, showing all people’s effort to build the study society, he added.
The Deputy Minister stressed that all activities have been organized synchronously, creating positive effects in encouraging and spreading reading culture in the community, making the Vietnam Book Day a success.
The book festival attracts a large number of visitors.
Other outstanding activities include a conference “Building and developing reading movements in the community” (April 17), and a national conference on summing up the five-year implementation of Decision of the Prime Minister on Vietnam Book Day (April 18).