Vietnam's HCM City to open second book street

2017-09-12 12:00:54 GMT2017-09-12 20:00:54(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

HO CHI MINH CITY, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- A 220-meter street in Ho Chi Minh City's district 7 will become a new pedestrian-only book street next month, the municipal Department of Culture and Sports said on Tuesday.

Along Nguyen Dong Chi Street, 20 stalls and one mobile library will be erected by Vietnam's leading publishers, distributors and libraries which will hold relevant exhibitions and auctions regularly.

Besides, a stage will be erected on the street as a venue for book introduction, talks show and art performances.

Last year, Nguyen Van Binh in district 1 became the first book street. In the first half of this year, the book street hosted over 1.2 million local and foreign visitors, and saw book sales of 19.7 billion Vietnamese dong (nearly 0.9 million U.S. dollars).