The event will commence at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on April 17 and will be broadcasted live on the Hanoi Radio and Television Station, as well as various local radio and television stations’ online platforms, in addition to the websites of several press agencies.

As part of the ceremony, there will be an exhibition showcasing valuable book collections related to the Temple of Literature, a special national historical site, alongside photographs and books about Vietnam’s people and land, presented in both modern electronic and print formats.

The event, being held for the third time, is anticipated to feature more than 40,000 book titles from 60 publishers, publishing companies, and technology businesses.

Furthermore, seminars, book introduction events, and artistic performances will take place, with the aim of providing attendees and readers with diverse experiences.

From April 17 to 21, publishing and distribution entities will conduct numerous promotional campaigns both online and in-person to encourage readers to purchase and engage with books.

The Authority of Publication, Printing and Distribution, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Communications’ (MIC) Authority of Foreign Information Service, publishers, and relevant organizations, will host an online book fair and exhibition on the national digital platform from April 15 to 30, catering to Vietnamese citizens residing abroad and international audiences.

The exhibition will showcase publications covering the Party and State’s guidelines and policies, works by the late President Ho Chi Minh and other Party and State leaders, notable works and research on Vietnamese culture, arts, and literature, as well as recently released foreign-language publications.

Domestic and international readers, particularly overseas Vietnamese, will have the opportunity to purchase books directly through a partnership between the national digital platform and the online book marketplace

Nguyen Nguyen, Director of the Authority of Publication, Printing and Distribution, stated that to foster and promote a reading movement within the community, particularly among young people, the MIC will partner with the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) and the Vietnam Publishers Association (VPA) to launch a reading day for youths on April 19 at the Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (PTIT).

The annual Vietnam Book and Reading Culture Day, first held in 2022, has become a cherished event for bibliophiles, promoting the appreciation of books and fostering a culture of reading within society.