Prime Minister Hun Sen will distribute a total of 80,000 free copies of three books during the 2018 Book Fair which will be held from Friday until Sunday at the National Library in Phnom Penh.
Written nearly a century ago, the books encourage readers to expand their minds and value continuous learning.
Two of them were written by famous Cambodian authors, Krom Ngoy and Ou Chhong. Another book is about a collection of Cambodian dharma stories.
Nguon Sony, head of the committee that distributed the books said: “[The Prime Minister] enjoyed reading those books, therefore he made the initiative.”
The distribution of the books, she added, is intended to foster the love for reading in the Kingdom.
Chea Hav, head of promotions for the book fair, told The Post: “We had about 50,000 visitors last year and we are targeting approximately 70,000 this year.”