Book Festival – 2020 kicks off in Ulaanbaatar

Art & Culture
2020-09-18 14:52:03

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Under the auspices of the Speaker of the State Great Khural, ‘Book festival -2020’ is being organized between September 18 and 20 at the central square of Sukhbaatar in Ulaanbaatar. 

The organization of the three-day event is supported by Ministry of Culture, Government ‘s Implementing Agency of Culture, Governor’s Office of Ulaanbaatar, Book World Club, Children Library, MONTSAME News Agency, Mongol Costumes, MCS Group and others. 

With an aim of promoting reading, the Book Festival is bringing together a large number of book-lovers, authors, publishing houses and artists for various book related online and offline activities, such as author talks, discussions, performances, book signings, Meet the Author events, book exchange and book launching events, and workshops, so on. The annual festival usually attracts around 30,000-40,0000 book lovers, 100 publishers and 300 authors. 

Moreover, each of the nine districts of Ulaanbaatar city will be hosting their own mini book event under the slogan ‘In Your District’ until October 4 with a view to avoid mass gathering as a prevention of COVID-19 outbreak. 

MONTSAME News Agency, which publishes weekly papers in Mongolian, English, Russian, Chinese and Japanese languages as well as the Khumuun Bichig newspaper in traditional Mongolian script and Mongolia Today magazine in English, is taking part in the book festival to display its works to the public.  

Official opening ceremony of the event is scheduled on September 19, Saturday at the central square.