This is the second year the National Online Book Festival is held with the message “Bringing books to everywhere”.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Vinh Bao said the festival has drawn the participation of 70 booths featuring about 20,000 book titles from publishing houses and units across the country.
The festival also includes an international book copyright festive day with the participation of dozens of foreign and Vietnamese publishing houses with an aim to overcome difficulties related to copyright trading activities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to create favourable conditions for domestic publishers to participate in copyright transactions with their international publishers, he added.
In preparation for the festival, all technological platforms have been readied to serve readers. Numerous exchange activities and forums will take place at book365.vn.
The event is scheduled to run until May 15.