Metropolis book fair and literary week return
Shanghai Book Fair will return from August 15 to 21 at Shanghai Exhibition Center and over 100 other venues scattered around the city.
This year’s fair highlights books demonstrating China’s success in reform and opening-up as well as over 500 other new books to be launched, Xu Jiong, head of Shanghai Municipal Press and Publication Bureau, announced Wednesday.
The Shanghai International Literary Week under the book fair will also return for its eighth year. Under the theme of “the meaning of travel” the event will put on 40 events with 30 well-known authors from home and abroad discussing the Belt and Road initiative from a literary angle.
This year’s book fair will launch a series of reader-friendly services, including extending operational hours until 9 pm, setting up atomizing humidifiers and delivering/shipping books for readers.