Book fair makes reading a hobby of more people

The 8th Jiangsu Book Fair took place in Suzhou and Xuzhou (a city in northern Jiangsu) from July 13 to 16. Over 100,000 books from more than 500 publishers and distributors were displayed and over 170 reading promotion activities held.

The annual book fair sponsored by Jiangsu Provincial People's Government serves as a comprehensive platform for communication between readers and authors as well as for dialogues between peers. Over the recent eight years, it has played an important role in disseminating Chinese culture and piquing the public's interest in reading.[MORE]

The book fair is not just a "fair"
"I found the book that I had been looking for a long time for my study on Suzhou culture in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911)," said Liu Yiwen, a graduate student majoring in Chinese language and literature at Soochow University. And she just got more surprised when she found the exhibits o...[MORE]

Jiangsu Book Fair offers diversified reading modes
The book fair offered the visitors a chance to experience diversified reading modes. People who visited "Phoenix Digital Education" pavilion were deeply impressed by the experience of watching three-dimensional picture books using a pair of VR glasses, while many tried the radio books at the "Lis...[MORE]

Tailored exhibits and event to help children improve reading efficiency
The book fair included a forum on graded reading which is designed to help children improve their reading efficiency by matching them to the right books at the right time. At the forum, the attendees offered their opinions on how to establish reading level division and evaluation mechanisms that ...[MORE]