On April 23rd, thousands of people were drawn to the Temple of Literature in Ha Noi in order to take part in Viet Nam Book Day, an initiative of the National Library. From Viet Nam News:
The day, entitled Reading Books for Tomorrow, was supported by publishing houses, companies and bookstores, who agreed to discount one book by 20-30 per cent.A great initiative that could be put in place around the world. And what place couldn’t benefit from a Temple of Literature?
Activities were held to connect readers with writers and instruct students how to choose books. There was a cover illustration contest, a talk on reading culture and speed reading, performance poetry, a favourite books competition and other activities.