Cambodia Book Fair

Cambodia Book Fair
Theme: Read Me, See the World
28th - 30thNovember 2014
The National Library of Cambodia
In an age of globalization, reading and writing play an important role in knowledge attainment
self-advancement and social development. In an effort to participate in promoting book
publishing and reading in Cambodia, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and the National
Library of Cambodia is partnering with the Cambodian Librarians and Documentalists
Association, and other stakeholders including Sipar, Room to Read, SVA, IBBY, the French
Institute of Cambodia and Reahou Publishing House to organize the Cambodia Book Fair
2014. The Cambodia Book Fair is an annual event organized at a national level.
The goals of the Cambodia Book Fair 2014 are:
 To raise awareness about availability of books in Khmer or other foreign languages,
particularly books about Cambodia and children books
 To support Cambodian authors/writers and illustrators
 To promote the publishing industry in Cambodia
 To foster a passion for writing among the young generation
 To nurture a love and a habit of reading among the Cambodian population across ages
Program
Activities* during the three-day event include:
 Books exhibition participated by authors, publishers, librarians, and bookstores (some
books will be sold with special prices)
 Presentations on various topics including Khmer linguistics, Khmer literature and
reading (including early reading)
 Book signing sessions
 Storytime and educational activities for children
 Concert and lucky draw, and
 Other special programs
* The programs might change as deemed necessary by the Book Fair Committee.
Exhibitors
Target exhibitors include:
 Publishers
 Bookstores
 Writers/ Illustrators/ Artists/Designers
 Researchers
 Librarians/Information Specialists
 Archivists
For the information about exhibition fee and guideline, please contact us at 011 303 701, 012
388 577, 077 363 186 or at [email protected], [email protected],
[email protected]
Visitors
The Cambodia Book Fair is open to the general public for free of charge. Anyone can attend
the fair, including parents and young children, students and teachers, librarians, information
specialists, archivists, scholars, writers, illustrators, artists, publishers, or any interested
individuals.
Organizers
 Main Organizers: Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, National Library of Cambodia and
the Cambodian Librarians and Documentalists Association
 Active Members: Sipar, Room to Read, SVA, IBBY Cambodia, the French Institute of
Cambodia and Reahou Publishing House
Contacts
Mrs. Khlot Vibolla
Director of the National Library of Cambodia
Street 92, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
012 951582
[email protected]
Mr. Hok Sothik
President of the Cambodian Librarians and Documentalists Association
012 868 350
[email protected]
Ms. Mao Kolap
Vice President of the Cambodian Librarians and Documentalists Association
012 876 749
[email protected]