Sunday 19 May 2024 - 16:54
35th Tehran Int'l Book Fair wraps up

IBNA- The 35th Tehran International Book Fair wrapped up yesterday while 2,700 foreign and domestic publishers and booksellers could sell more than three million copies of books.

During the 11-day event, the publishers registered a 25% increase compared to the past year.

The opening ceremony of the 2024 Tehran International Book Fair kicked off under the theme "Let's Read and Create" at the Imam Khomeini Mosalla, a grand mosque in the Iranian capital, on May 10 and the books were put on display both in person and online.

Allocation of all parts of the Mosalla to the fair was one of the positive aspects of the Tehran cultural event. Also, at the event, special attention was given to the issue of literary tourism.

Among the participating publishers, 60 with 50,000 titles of books were from foreign countries. And, Yemen was the Book Fair special guest.

On average, the public gave this year’s Tehran Book Fair 70 out of 100 points.

During the 11 days, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as well as the other Iranian officials and the cabinet members toured the 2024 Tehran Book Fair. Also, cultural attachés from about 10 countries attended the Tehran event.

Semnan, a city in the central north of Iran, took part in the exhibition as the book capital of the country.

The first edition of this international cultural event was held in 1988 with 16 thousand titles of books on show. The cultural event has turned into a landmark, momentous book fair in the Middle East and Asia after 34 editions in a row.

Millions of visitors visit the fair every year, including thousands of university students, scholars, and their families. The event currently serves as the most significant cultural event in Iran.


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