HCM City’s Book Street welcomes 11.5 million visitors in five years

1/11/2021 11:28:00 AM

 Ho Chi Minh City’s Book Street on Nguyen Van Binh Street in District 1 has welcomed 11.5 visitors in its five years, serving as a space promoting reading culture in the city.


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 This was underlined at a ceremony held on book street on January 9 to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

Inaugurated in 2016, the book street features dozens of book stalls from more than 25 publishers. More than 3.5 million books on different topics, including 57,000 new titles, have been sold, generating around VND181 billion for the exhibitors.
 
The book street is not only a space for book trading and exchange but also a meeting place for authors, publishers and readers.
 
It has hosted nearly 1,200 events, establishing itself as an attractive destination for the city’s dwellers as well as visitors from both home and abroad.
 
A number of book-signing events and cultural exchange programmes and exhibitions have been organised on the street, gathering prestigious domestic and foreign publishers, distributors and agencies.