Book fair to offer discounts for readers in Ho Chi Minh City

Thursday, 2014-11-27 11:46:13
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NDO – Readers in Ho Chi Minh City will be provided with an opportunity to get their favourite books at discounted prices at a book fair scheduled for the city’s Exhibition House on December 3 -7.

The event is held annually at the end of the year by the Nha Nam Culture and Communications Company as a venue for publishers to advertise their books while assessing the book market and reading trends.

This year’s event is expected to gather 20 book publishers from across the country.

Visitors can also take part in various activities during the event, including the ‘Blind Date with a Book’, in which customers pick a random book covered in paper based on a short description or keywords about the book’s content glued outside.

The activity is designed to help buyers overcome their own “judge a book by its cover” bias and treat themselves to a surprise gift.

There will be a stall on old and rare books dating back to the 1950s, a stall displaying one-price books in all categories, and exchanges with young writers.

The book fair will take place from 8:00 to 20:00 at 92 Le Thanh Tong, Ben Nghe ward, district 1.