The 2016 South China Book Festival (or Canton Book Fair) is to be held from August 19 to 25 in Canton Fair Pazhou Complex.
During the festival, about 300,000 books and creative cultural products will be displayed in the exhibition complex, covering 26,000 square meters. Besides, more than 260 renowned Chinese writers including Lin Qingxuan, Liu Heping, Su Tong, Ye Yonglie and Yu Qiuyu will deliver over 300 lectures.
The book fair, as well as the lectures, is free as ever.
In order to highlight the theme of reading, the zone of stationary items and education service will be eliminated. Many new thematic activities will be organized. For example, the South-East Asia zone will feature relative books, CDs and pictures to present achievements of cultural exchange between China and SE Asia under the guidance of “One Belt, One Road”.
In addition, the festival aims to link reading experience with technology. Some designated technological experience services will be offered, such as digital reading and VR scene reading. Consumers can pay via WeChat and meanwhile, enjoy a discount at random.
By Abby & Sylvia