The 2017 Can Tho Book Fair will take place at the city’s Luu Huu Phuoc Park from March 25 to 31.
The second biennial fair will be divided into six areas and have 350 booths set up by 100 publishers.
The Ho Chi Minh City Book Distribution Corporation (Fahasa)’s 20 booths will feature 10,000 books besides thousands of stationery items, toys and souvenirs.
Since readers’ needs are slightly different in Can Tho compared to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, a number of agriculture and forestry-related titles will be on display.
Besides domestic publishers, Oxford, Cengage, Cambridge, Macmillan, Efuture, Pearson, and other international distributors will also take part with children’s and language books.
There will be exhibitions on the formation and development of Vietnam, President Ho Chi Minh’s contributions and stories and images of Can Tho among others.
Other highlights will include book signing sessions and seminars featuring popular authors and music shows.
Visitors will enjoy 10-50 percent discounts on books and stationery on the last three days.
The Can Tho Book Fair is the second largest in southern Vietnam after the Ho Chi Minh City Book Fair.
The annual fair provides local publishers with opportunities to network with and learn from larger publishers from around the country.
To avoid clashing with the established Ho Chi Minh City Book Fair, the Can Tho fair is only held on odd years./.