Update: 18:56 | 12/04/2020
A first-ever online book fair will be held from April 19 to May 20 in celebration of the seventh Vietnam Book Day, which falls on April 21 each year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event will open for readers via the e-commerce trading floor at Book365.vn, featuring online booths by accredited publishing houses and distribution companies.
Participants in the event can place orders for newly published books and join online exchanges and talks with book authors and speakers.
Book display at the book fair in 2019.
The online orders will be delivered to customers by the Vietnam Post and the National Newspapers Distribution Company.
The book fair will also include activities to promote reading culture and raise public awareness of Covid-19 prevention and control, thus calling for joint effort in the fight against the epidemic.
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 reading culture among the public.
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