World Reading Day in Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu


Today marks the World Book and Copyright Day.
Today marks the World Book and Copyright Day, a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright. Figures of this year show that local citizens in Chengdu still keep reading as a good habit.
In the "Sichuan Provincial Library 2017 Reading Report" published by Sichuan Provincial Library on April 22 and the "National Reading Report" by Jing Dong (a Chinese online commerce company) on April 20, people in Chengdu show great enthusiasm in reading.
Chengdu is one of the China's Top Ten Digital Reading Cities since 2015 and Chengdu has the largest number of bookstores in China. Sichuan Provincial Library registered 1,979,286 visits in 2017.
China's first Metro themed as "Reading" will be launched on Chengdu Metro Line 1 today (April, 23).

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