The 2016 South China Book Festival will be held at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou complex August 19 through August 25. The theme of this year’s festival is “Make reading the fount of innovation.”
The display area this year will be 40,000 square meters. Book lovers can expect to find booths selling all manner of reading materials. Publishing companies and book stores from all over the country, including those from Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, will exhibit their books during the event. Special pavilions for kids, with digital publications and online games, will be part of the festival. Zhejiang Publishing United Group will join the festival for the first time and organize a major guest pavilion. It will exhibit over 2,300 different books. The new Macau pavilion will focus on displaying the various cultures of Macau.
The book festival will host over 300 cultural events and has invited over 260 people from all walks of life, including famous writers, hosts and actors, to participate.
Another highlight of the festival will give readers a chance to experience more high-tech products. Guangdong Pavilion will be using robots, large-scale video and audio equipment and other interactive devices. Ram City Book Fair Pavilion will provide readers with electronic readings and VR reading services. The Children’s Pavilion will offer VR and AR reading experience as well as 3D printing.
Time: August 19 – 25
Venue: Import and Export Fair Pazhou complex, Area B, Session 10.2 – 13.2
How to get there: Metro Line 8, Xin Gang Dong Station, Exit A, or Pazhou Station, Exit A/B
Entrance Fee: Free Admission
(By Frankie Zhang, Joanna You, Louis Berney)