The 2017 China Huangshan Book Fair, one of the major cultural events in East China’s Anhui province, kicked off in the provincial capital Hefei on Monday morning.
Yu Aihua, head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Anhui Provincial Committee attended the opening ceremony in an outlet of Xinhua Bookstore, the country’s largest book circulation and distribution network, in Anhui Book Town.
The event is slated to run until September 15, lasting much longer than last year’s two-day session.
More than 50 celebrated writers will meet readers at Xinhua Bookstore outlets around the province. Among them are Li Jingze, a literary critic who serves as vice chairman of the China Writers Association, Xichuan, a famous contemporary Chinese poet, Cai Chongda, a best-selling author, and Chen Xianfa, a well-known local poet born in Tongcheng of Anhui.
They will not only be spotted at the main venue of the fair, but also visit bookstores and schools around the province to give lectures, attend book-signings and interact with readers.
Between September 13 and 14, 300-plus publishers from across the country are scheduled to promote over 100,000 kinds of books to public libraries and school libraries.
The irregularly-held event was initiated as early as 1987.