Read Colorful World: China Children’s Book Expo Opens
China Children’s Book Expo 2019 will be held at the Cultural Palace of Nationalities, Beijing, from July 17th to 23rd, the reporter recently learned from the press conference of the event.
The exhibition area of the Expo totals 5000 square meters, divided into six exhibition areas, namely, the book display area, the international picture book exhibition area, the international illustration exhibition area, the theme activity area, the writer signing area and the reading experiencing area. 108 reading promotion activities divided into four main categories will be held during the Expo.
The book display area is expected to sell more than 35000 books, including picture books, children’s literature books, children’s popular science books, comic books, traditional culture books, and enlightenment and puzzle books. Domestic children’s book publishers such as China Children’s Press and Publication Group, Jieli Publishing House, and CITIC Children’s Book will participate in the Expo. Compared with previous years, this year’s book expo features internationalization. E-future from South Korea, and Penguin Random House and Scholastic from the US will also attend the book fair. And it is expected to display more than 5000 original children’s books from foreign countries.
The international picture book exhibition area will display more than 3000 original editions of picture books in 11 languages, and the international illustration exhibition area will exhibit nearly 50 illustrations winning world awards.
The children’s book expo will present tickets to citizens free of charge. Citizens can get free tickets at more than a dozen cultural institutions, including CozyBo2K, the Cultural Palace of Nationalities, the Tianning No.1 Cultural and Technological Innovation Park and Beijing Antique Porcelain Museum. In addition to presenting free tickets, the book fair will also launch a “Reading the Same Book” care project, which will donate books to children in poor areas.
This year’s event is expected to receive 30000 visitors. Well-known reading promoters, writers of best-selling children’s books as well as illustrators will present a variety of reading activities to the public.
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