Ningbo designated permanent host of Zhejiang Book Fair

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  October 28, 2020 L M S


The sixth edition of the Zhejiang Book Fair, with Ningbo as its main venue, is slated to be held from Nov 6 to 8. [Photo/WeChat account: nbfb0574]

The sixth edition of the Zhejiang Book Fair will be held from Nov 6 to 8, with Ningbo as its main venue.

Since its inception in 2015, the fair has become an influential cultural event in China, and Ningbo was chosen this year to become the event's permanent host city.

The main venue of the fair will be located at the Ningbo International Conference and Exhibition Center. 

The fair will have a total exhibition area of 16,560 square meters and be attended by numerous publishers from around the country, including some renowned publishers from Zhejiang and prestigious universities in the Yangtze River Delta region. 

In addition, a total of 13 characteristic private bookstores, along with pictures of 73 influential private bookstores in Zhejiang, will debut at the exhibition as well.

Visitors to the fair will be able to observe 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.

More than 180 exhibits on the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (BIB) will be on display as well. The BIB is one of the oldest international honors for illustrators of children's books. First granted in 1967 to Yasuo Segawa of Japan, it is one of the most prestigious children's book awards today.

Meanwhile, an online book for digital reading and a digital store selling stationery and cultural and creative products will also be launched alongside the fair.

In addition to Ningbo, 200 sub-venues will also be established in 11 prefecture-level cities across Zhejiang.