Since the Big Bad Wolf Book Fair opened on February 22, it has sold almost one third of the half a million books on display.
“About 30 per cent of our books have sold – with the most popular being children’s books, of course!” Geetha Nair, head of PR at Big Bad Wolf Books, told The Post.
She said she wants to see more than half of the book sold in the remaining ten days or so of the fair, and hopes more people will come and take advantage of the amazing deals that are on offer.
“We need to drive the message about the sale. This fair hasn’t been seen in the Kingdom for two years, so hopefully this weekend and the following week will see even more people coming down and grabbing a bargain,” she added.
Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith, who attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition, expected that at least 300,000 books would be sold.
“People might think that books which are sold at such low prices must be used or out of date. They are not. These are brand new, high quality, works, and they are available at cheap prices. I hope more members of the public choose to purchase books for themselves and their families,” he said.
The book fair, at Olympia Mall in Phnom Penh, closes on March 12.