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HK's book fair opens with record high exhibitors

07-21-2012 10:39 BJT

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The annual Hong Kong Book Fair, one of the largest of its kind in Asia, opened Wednesday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. 530 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions are taking part in the week-long event, an all-time high!

Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the fair features more than 350 cultural events. 300 speakers, including renowned writers and celebrities, will hold lectures, seminars, workshops and story-telling sessions under the theme "Reading the World, We Read therefore We Know".

A child reads a book at the 23rd Hong Kong Book Fair in Hong Kong, south China, July 18, 2012.
The seven-day Hong Kong Book Fair opened at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on
Wednesday, attracting more than 530 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions. (Xinhua/Lui Siu

In a major new innovation, the fair is also using innovative scanning technology to recommend books to visitors.

Readers can activate an app to scan selected books and create a "My Favorite Book" list by choosing e-books they are interested in. Last year the fair attracted close to a million visitors. And the organizer expects an even larger turn-out this year.

The Hong Kong Book Fair runs through next Tuesday.

A visitor is attracted by electronic books at the 23rd Hong Kong Book Fair in Hong Kong, south
China, July 18, 2012.

A citizen experiences a "Face Recognition Device", which can automatically recommend books to
readers by identifying their face characteristics, at the 23rd Hong Kong Book Fair in Hong
Kong, south China, July 18, 2012.




Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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