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Vietnam Book Festival 2019 opens in Hanoi on April 18.
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Hoang Vinh Bao calls the event an opportunity to spread the love of books and promote activities in response to Vietnam Book Day.
Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Communications and Education Vo Van Thuong (8th from right) and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam (6th from right) cut the ribbon to open the Vietnam Book Festival.
After the opening ceremony, officials visit book exhibibtion.
The exhibition showcases books on education and family etiquette.
At the book fair 37 publishing houses and 47 distributors set up 100 booths.
The booth of Kim Dong Publishing House attracts young readers.
Fahasa bookstore offers a new, attractive book list.
Readers line up to receive free books from the 1980 Bookstore.
Many discounts are offered to attract readers.
The book fair promotes reading and connects readers with publishers.
Children's books are purchased as gifts.
An old book store
The book fair includes a conference called "Building and developing reading movements in the community" and a national conference to review 5-year implementation of the Prime Minister's decision on designating April 21 as Vietnam Book Day.

Vietnam Book Day promotes reading culture

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam Book Day April 21 is a cultural event that gathers readers and publishers. Highlights of Vietnam Book Day 2019 include the 6th Vietnam Book Festival taking place from April 18-22 at Thong Nhat Park, Hanoi.

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