The first Van Lang Book Week in 2019: Books - A life-long companion

(Van Lang, October 23th, 2019) - From October 21st to 26th, 2019, Van Lang University organized the first Van Lang Book Week - 2019 with the theme "Books – a life-long companion", gathering 8 stalls of top-class book publishers in Ho Chi Minh City with a lot of great deals. Van Lang University hopes this would be a useful activity, helping students and lecturers access selected sources of books and meeting the needs of study, research and entertainment.

vlu The first Van Lang Book WeekThe Opening Ceremony of the first Van Lang Book Week - 2019 

Assoc. Prof. Tran Thi My Dieu - Rector of Van Lang University, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Van Ang - Vice Rector, and heads from faculties and departments welcome partners from book publishers:

  • Mr. Le Hoang - Former Editor of Tuoi Tre Newspaper, Former Director of Tre Publishing House, Director of Ho Chi Minh City Book Street Company.
  • Ms. Nguyen Thi My Xuyen - Business Director of Saigon Book Culture Joint Stock Company – Saigonbooks
  • Ms. Nguyen Do To Uyen – Publishing Manager of Phan Le & Friends Joint Stock Company – Phanbook
  • Mr. Vo Thanh Van - Director of Hanoi Bookstore
  • Ms. Nguyen Thao Linh - Communications Manager of Alpha Book Joint Stock Company – Alphabook
  • Ms. Lai Luong Ky Duyen - Release Manager of Nha Nam Culture & Media Joint Stock Company
  • Mr. Tran Thanh Viet - Deputy Head of Publishing Department of Tre Publishing House
  • Mr. Bui Thien Thanh - Marketing Manager of Bookmedi, CdiMex Company
  • Mr. Nguyen Phi Long, Store Manager of Phuong Nam Bookstore
  • Representatives of Library of Nguyen Tat Thanh University

Van Lang University's Library currently has more than 22,000 books, and the electronic library owns nearly 11,000 documents to serve the learning and entertainment demands of students, lecturers and staff. To reach a such number of books, there is a great contribution from the multi-year support of book publishers who have accompanied and provided Van Lang University with the best-quality books. In the first Van Lang Book Week event on October 21st – 26th, 2019, 08 bookstores and publishers have attended and brought many valuable gifts as well as incentive programs for Van Lang University.

vlu The first Van Lang Book Week aAssoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu – Rector of Van Lang University and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Ang - Vice Rector received publications and gave souvenirs to partners of 08 book publishers attending the first Van Lang Book Week - 2019.

What’s new at the first Van Lang Book Week-2019?

After the Opening Ceremony, the stalls were officially operated, attracting the attention of students and staff of Van Lang University. Thanks to the specific guide at the stall, it was easier for people to find the books they need.

vlu The first Van Lang Book Week bVan Lang Book Week was provided with a large number of books on various genres such as skill books, specialized books (biology, PR, economics), Vietnamese author collection series (Thach Lam, Vu Trong Phung, Nam Cao, Nguyen Cong Hoan, Ngo Tat To, Nguyen Hong,...), Vietnamese and international classics novels, foreign language learning books (English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese...) , Medical - Pharmaceutical dictionaries, religious books and reference books.

vlu The first Van Lang Book Week cIn order to cater the needs of studying and shopping, some stalls such as Phuong Nam Bookstore, Hanoi Bookstore... also provided some more necessary items such as stationery, booklets, notebooks and other beautiful accessories.


What do people say about Van Lang Book Week?

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Pharmacy students of Course 25 (Van Khang - Truc Nhi - Cong Danh) were excited to be at the opening session of Van Lang Book Week: “We studied at Campus 2, but when we knew that there was the Book Week with interesting deals in Campus 3, we arrived early to look for the books we need in order to study and entertain. There are a few books that fit our demands at an attractive price, and we will save a bit to cover other things.

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Luong Ngoc Nhu Y, a student of Public Relations – Course 24, said: “I often read books on Literature and Economics to supplement my career. When seeing the book "The secret to speak up at work", I was attracted and decided to read to prepare a little experience for my internship next year. "


Lecturers and staff of the University were also absorbed in Van Lang Book Week and most of these "VIP guests" carried a stack of books home after visiting all the book stalls at the LV hall.

vlu The first Van Lang Book Week f(Left photo) Dr. Le Hung Tien - Dean of the Faculty of Technology said: “I think there are lots of interesting and useful books, therefore, I am choosing some to read. Especially, Book Week is a very meaningful program to encourage reading of students, so the university needs to focus and organize more often”.

(Right photo) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu – Rector of Van Lang University and Dr. Ngo Minh Hung - Head of International Cooperation & Scientific Research Department discussed the selection of suitable book sources for upcoming Van Lang Book Week programs. It is expected to be an annual activity of Van Lang University and to improve and diversify the content in the next events.


Let's take a quick look at some moments of the first Van Lang Book Week – 2019

The first Van Lang Book Week from October 21st to 26th, 2019 with the theme "Books – A life-long companion" has been expected to help Van Lang students who love books to select the qualified ones, contributing to their life experience. Moreover, Van Lang University hopes that students who do not have a habit of reading will partly realize the importance of books and then start forming a daily reading habit.

Source: Tue Khanh
Photos: Lee Minh Phuong
Translated by: Linh Pham

Edited by: Nhu Duyen


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