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In an effort to promote reading and publishing industry in Cambodia, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and the National Library of Cambodia are partnering with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, the Ministry of Information, the Cambodian Librarians and Documentalists Association, and other stakeholders including Sipar, Room to Read, Shanthi Volunteer Association, IBBY, French Institute of Cambodia, UNESCO, Pannasastra University of Cambodia, BELTEI International University and Scholar Library to organize the Cambodia Book Fair 2016. The Cambodia Book Fair is an annual event organized at a national level.

Goals of the Cambodia Book Fair 2016 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


What happens on the days?

Activities during the three-day event include:

  • Books exhibition participated by authors/writers, publishers, 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
  • Authors/writers and Illustrators, new and professional, promote their new works to the publishers to get their work published.
  • Story time and educational activities for children
  • Concert and lucky draw, and
  • Other special programs



c/o National Library of Cambodia

Street 92, Sangkat Wat Phnom
Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Email: info@cambookfair.org

Website: www.cambookfair.org