KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre was jam-packed with people yesterday, most of them visiting the BookFest@Malaysia 2007.
“Last year we had about 300,000 visitors, this year we are expecting about 450,000,” said Popular Book Co merchandising manager Samantha Tang.
“It is more appropriate to hold the BookFest during the school holidays so that parents can take their children along and encourage them to read.
“It is also a good way for the family to spend time together,” she said.
The BookFest will be held from May 26 to June 3. About 1.5 million books, both local and international, are on sale.
Engineer Ivan Quek, 35, said that the book fest was interesting in that it had a variety of choices.
“Some of the books being sold here can’t even be found in other bookstores,” he said.
Entry is RM2 for adults and free for students below 18 years and those above 60.