About 300 gather to exchange booksPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ “We’ve initiated the Book Exchange event in order to create opportunities for citizens to share their books through which they can make new friends and exchange their opinions and views on books. We are confident the event will expand in the months to come”, said J.Damdintseren, Head of Department of Culture and Arts of the City Administration on January 7 as he opened the first Book Exchange Day of 2017 on Central Square.
Co-organized by the Department of Culture and Arts and Public Library of Ulaanbaatar, the event attracted about 300 readers made of children, young people, writers and elders.
Interestingly, history and literature books were mainly sought by the 300 participants, the youngest of whom was a 5-year-old who was looking for children’s tale. The first book-exchangers of the day were presented with a coupon of free reader card by the Public Library of Ulaanbaatar.
According to the organizers, the Book Exchange day will be a monthly event, and readers and bibliophiles are invited to stop by the Central Square on the first Saturday of every month.