August 3, 2017
Bookworms are invited to visit the Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) Library Book Bazaar which runs until August 5.
The event, held at UTB’s Library level 1, is part of the university’s yearly activities and has been organised for the second time this year.
It is open to lecturers, staff members, students and the public from 8am to 5pm.
At the bazaar yesterday, UTB Assistant Vice-Chancellor Haji Ady Syarmin bin Haji Md Taib presented certificates of appreciation to participating vendors. He also toured several exhibition booths.
There are 10 book vendors participating; five from the government agencies and the rest from private local vendors.
The government agencies are Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB); Department of Economic Planning and Development under the Prime Minister’s Office; Brunei History Centre under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) and Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS).
Private companies are Nollybook, Early Childhood Publications Co, Asfi Book World Sdn Bhd, Book Lane Enterprise and Pustaka Remaja Sdn Bhd.
Also setting up booths at the bazaar are the Second Hand Book Corner and the UTB Library Cubes.
The event’s objectives are to embellish UTB Library’s yearly activities and to provide a more detailed and efficient selection of materials from UTB’s academic community.
At the bazaar, visitors can have personal interaction with participating vendors either to buy books for personal use or to acquire a relevant list of books and resources for the library.
For gastronomic delights, six food vendors are available.
According to a UTB officer, last year’s book bazaar received enthusiastic response from students and members of the public.
Meanwhile, Manager of Asfi Book World, said it is offering special discounts of 20 to 30 per cent during the event.
Brunei History Centre Marketing Officer Norlydraty Jaya said it is selling eight of its latest books such as ‘Ke Arah Pembentukan Negara Melayu Islam Beraja’ (2016), ‘Pensejarahan Brunei: Islam dan Evolusi Sosial’ (2017), ‘Rampai Budaya: Adat dan Anak Brunei’ (2016), ‘Sejarah Pewarna Budaya dan Tradisi’ (2016), ‘Zaman Jepun di Brunei 1941-1945’ (2016) and ‘Jurnal Darussalam Bilangan’ 16 (2016).