Temporary suspension of Yangon Saturday-Sunday Book Street

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Union Minister Dr Pe Myint visits a book stall on Theinbyu Street. Photo: MNA

A ceremony to temporarily suspend the Yangon Saturday-Sunday Book Street organised by the Ministry of Information was held this afternoon at Yangon Saturday-Sunday Book Street in Theinbyu Street, Yangon.
The event will be temporarily closed because of the upcoming rainy season.
At the ceremony, Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint said there are many people who are interested in books in Yangon. He believed that a special place is needed for such people, which resulted in this “Street” being organised. The minister said he was happy to see that the Yangon  Saturday-Sunday Book Street was more popular than expected and hoped that the place will become known as book lovers’ hangout. He thanked everyone who helped make the effort a success.
Myanmar Publishers and Distributors Association Chairman Dr. Tha Tun Oo then explained about Yangon Saturday-Sunday Book Street and Ko Nay (Mann) of Ko Nay (Mann) Bookstore gave words of thanks on behalf of all who set up bookshops on Yangon Saturday-Sunday Book Street.
Afterward the Chairman gave thanks and presented gifts to Pyithu A Yay journal Chief Reporter U Kyaw Kyaw Oo on behalf of Hlyat Ta Pyet journal Chief Editor U Myat Khaing, Idea Magazine Chief Editor Maung Myo and U Myint Naing of Lion Co., Ltd, who helped organise the “Actors from the Book” event.
Yangon Saturday-Sunday Book Street managing committee chairman U Nay Myo Nyunt said this “Street” is something that book lovers wanted — a place where books from many varied publishers were available.
Yangon Saturday-Sunday Book Street was started on 7 and 8 January 2017 (Saturday andSunday) and was held for 13 weeks (26 days). It is now temporarily suspended due to the forthcoming raining season. It is planned to be re-opened in October.—Myanmar News Agency

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