Jinan hosts warm-up activities for National Book Expo

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2021-06-17

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Quancheng Study libraries in Jinan host a series of reading activities to welcome the upcoming National Book Expo. [Photo/jinantimes]

A series of warm-up activities for the upcoming National Book Expo was launched in Jinan, East China's Shandong province.

Jinan Library organized a public book buying activity. Locals can buy a book for just 0.01 yuan ($0.0016) at Jinan Library and Quancheng Study libraries with their identity cards.

The Quancheng Study libraries also hosted a series of public cultural activities covering reading, handicrafts, intangible cultural heritages, and traditional education.

The 30th National Book Expo will be held from July 15-19, with the province's capital city Jinan as the main site. It will also be held in two other cities, Yantai and Tai'an.

The expo will provide an opportunity to exhibit more new book titles, as well as the latest publishing products and technology. It will also showcase the charm of the province's cultural elements.

At the main site in Jinan International Convention and Exhibition Center, the expo will span eight exhibition halls covering 10 themes. A total of 1,400 publishing companies from all over the country will bring in about 400,000 titles and cultural products.