Sixth Zhejiang Book Fair now underway in Ningbo
The sixth Zhejiang Book Fair opens at the Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Center on Nov 6. [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]
The sixth Zhejiang Book Fair opened in the Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Center on Nov 6.
Slated to run until Nov 8, the fair has a total exhibition area of 16,560 square meters. It is being attended by numerous publishers from around the country, including renowned publishers from Zhejiang and prestigious universities in the Yangtze River Delta region.
More than 50 guests, including He Jianming, vice chairman of the Chinese Writers Association, Li Wenru, former deputy director of the Palace Museum, Ai Lai, winner of the Mao Dun Literature Prize, and Ai Wei, chairman of the Zhejiang Writers Association, have been invited to deliver lectures and attend activities, including book-launch ceremonies and reading sessions.
Visitors to the fair can also view some old and rare books stored at the Tianyi Pavilion via digital technology. Tianyi Pavilion in Ningbo is the oldest private library still standing in China.
In addition to Ningbo, 200 sub-venues will also be established in 11 prefecture-level cities across Zhejiang.
Since its inception in 2015, the fair has become a significant cultural event in China, and Ningbo has been chosen this year to become the event's permanent host city.