The 20th Annual Book Fair has opened in Tirana. This fair will last 4 days and about 79 subjects will be offered to readers, including a number of new quality titles for young readers. 

Present at the opening celebrations, the Minister of Culture Mirela Kumbaro said that books are facing a series of challenges in the today's technological world. 

"The book is facing a series of challenges" said Mirela Kumbaro. 

Meanwhile for the chairman of the Publishing Houses Association, the challenge remains teaching young people to love reading. "We need to teach young people to read more:" she said. 

Director of the National Library, Persida Asllani, urged people to upgrade to digital books in order to stay up to date with the technological curve. "We need to increase the number and availability of digitized books" said Persida Asllani.