The 2016 South China Book Festival and the Canton Book Fair are going to be held from August 19 to 25 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou. What is so special about this year’s book festival? Get the first glimpse of some of the highlights with Newsgd.com now.
Canton Book Fair
As one of the major parts of the South China Book Festival, the Canton Book Fair is themed on “reading and wisdom” this year, covering an exhibition area of 10,000 square meters with 13 subject areas. The variety of books is up 15% from last year. More than 40 celebrities and writers are going to hold lectures, book signing and other events at the Canton Book Fair.
Zhejiang Hall: Guest of Honor
Children’s literature writer Su Mei and famous Dunhuang Studies scholars Jin Weidong and Yang Dongmiao will give lectures.
· The development of media infusion of Southern Publishing and Media will be shown through robots, large audio and video equipment, high-tech products, and interactive experiential equipment.
· In the activity area, nearly 100 new book releasing conferences, reciting competition, book signing, and seminars will be held.
China Publishing Group Hall & International Hall
· Exhibition of 11,000 kinds of publication from China’s Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan as well as overseas.
· Upgraded International Children Division provides about 8,000 kinds of domestic and overseas children’s books, as well as more than 2,000 cultural handiwork products.
· VR, AR, 3D printing, and robot interaction.
· 360 degree spherical screen cinema
Southeast Asia Hall
“Maritime Silk Road” special division will be set up, presenting books, audiovisual products, large maps and beautiful pictures about the Belt and Road Initiative and the communication between China and countries in Southeast Asia.
Special offers & Service
Free entrance tickets: Visitors can get free day tickets from all the Xinhua Bookstores in Guangzhou or at the venue of the book festival.
Free activities: More than 300 lectures given by famous writers or celebrities are all free. Participating writers or celebrities include Bian Yufang (卞毓方), Cai Jun (蔡骏), Lin Qingxuan (林清玄), Yu Qiuyu (余秋雨), Wu Meizhen (伍美珍), Yu Yujun (郁雨君), Zhu Bin (朱斌), Da Bing (大冰), Xin Yiwu (辛夷坞), Yang Lan (杨澜) and more.
Sales: Visitors can get at least 20% off for almost all books during the festival. On August 25, all books enjoy 25% off. Books in the Special Discount Hall enjoy 60-70% off.
China Hall and International Hall
Special discount area 1: overseas children’s books for only 10 yuan or 15 yuan.
Special discount area 2: specially selected domestic books with 50% off.
Hong Kong Hall
20 yuan discount when spending 300 yuan or more, 40 yuan discount when spending 500 yuan or more;
100 yuan discount at most for online payment;
Any 3 or 4 books for 100 yuan in the special discount area of children’s books division.
Delivery: Visitors who buy a certain amount of books can enjoy free delivery service at the Canton Book Fair Hall. Humanism Hall also provides post service and delivery service.
Catering: There are several food courts at the venue, providing Chinese and Western fast food and buffet service.
August 19 9:30-20:00
August 20-22 9:00-20:00
August 23-24 9:00-18:00
August 25 9:00-17:00
Venue: 10.2-13.2 Hall, Area B, China Import and Export Fair Complex
Nearby metro station:
Exit A (to No.5 Gate), Xingangdong Station, Line 8
Exit A or B (to Area B), Pazhou Station, Line 8
Bus: Take one of the following buses B7, 229, 239, 262, 304, 461, 582, 763 and get off at Pazhou Station.
(By Xiangyue, Monica)