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Book collection for the “Book Exchange” activity starts from today

Book collection for the “Book Exchange” activity starts from today

In conjunction with the “City of Reading Series of Activities – Macao Library Week 2023”, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym) launches the book collection for the “Book Exchange” activity from today until 9 April (Sunday), in order to promote reading habits as well as to encourage residents who love reading to meet friends through books and share their resources. The book collection for the activity starts from 2pm to 8pm on Monday, and from 8am to 8pm from Tuesday to Sunday, excluding on public holidays. All are welcome to participate.

Residents interested in participating in the “Book Exchange” activity can bring their book collection to the Macao Central Library, the Library in Ho Yin Garden, Sir Robert Ho Tung Library, the S. Lourenço Library, the Patane Library, the Red Market Library, the Ilha Verde Library, the Mong Há Library, the Wong Ieng Kuan Library in Areia Preta Urban Park, the Taipa Library and the Seac Pai Van Library, and receive the “Stamped Scorecard”. On 22 and 23 April, residents can exchange books of equivalent value at the venue of the “Book Exchange” at the Macao Cultural Centre and the Seac Pai Van Library.

The method for book collection is as follows: the staff will categorise the books according to their original price. The scoring method is one point for every MOP10 and the score for books worth less than MOP10 will be rounded off; the price of each book is calculated separately and for each point the scorecard will be stamped once. The maximum score for each book or set is 100 points, and the books without price indication will be valued at MOP10. Textbooks, exercise books, magazines, pornographic publications, books related to religion, calligraphy copybooks, IT books published over one year ago, travel books published before 2021, audio-visual materials, promotional materials, pirated books and periodicals (in violation of copyright laws), damaged and soiled books, incomplete collections and books with inside pages inscribed are not included in the scope of this book exchange. Only individuals can participate in this activity; participation of collective bodies is not accepted.

For enquiries, please contact the Sir Robert Ho Tung Library through tel. no. 2893 0077, the Macao Central Library through tel. no. 2855 8049 or the Taipa Library through tel. no. 2884 3105, during office hours (closed on Monday mornings) or visit the Public Library of the Cultural Affairs Bureau website (

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