The second national online book festival will run from April 17 to May 15 at, while a virtual one on book copyright is slated for April 19-24.

The event aims to promote reading habit. 

The opening ceremony of Vietnam Book Day will be held on April 18 in Ho Chi Minh City’s book street. It will feature pavilions of nearly 100 units and a panoply of activities will be arranged, such as seminars and book introduction events.

On the occasion, the Department of Publishing, Printing and Issuing and the Vietnam National Library signed a cooperation program on holding book exhibitions, dissemination of publishing activities, and information technology transfer for further access to e-publications.

Then Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc issued Decision No 284/QD-TTg on February 24, 2014, designating April 21 as Vietnam Book Day, in order to encourage a reading habit among the public.

Source: VNA