HCMC – The Book Street Festival 2023 lured over 585,000 visitors and buyers, with total book sales reaching over VND6 billion.
Under the theme “HCMC – Spring of Happiness, Spring of Prosperity”, the event was held from January 19 to 26 (the 28th of the 12th lunar month to the 6th of the lunar new year), with over 41,285 books sold during the Tet holiday.
The bestsellers comprised How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, My Sweet Orange Tree by José Mauro de Vasconcelos (Vietnamese versions), Vo Van Kiet – Tram Nam Mot Chu Dan and Muon Kiep Nhan Sinh by John Vu.
Fahasa, Phuong Nam Book and the HCMC General Publishing House attracted huge numbers of book buyers and visitors.
The Book Street Festival 2023 was organized on Le Loi Boulevard, the section from Nguyen Hue Boulevard to the Quach Thi Trang Roundabout in District 1.
This is the largest ever book festival in Vietnam, with the participation of over 20 publishers and organizations.
It featured some 38 stalls with around 50,000 book titles and nearly 100,000 books and introduced limited-edition books with precious materials for the first time at the “Vietnamese Book Art” exhibition.
The highlight of the book festival was the exhibition space with the Ho Chi Minh Cultural Space, the 135th birthday of former President Ton Duc Thang and the 325th anniversary of Saigon-Cho Lon-Gia Dinh-HCMC.