News ID: 190666
Published: 0744 GMT April 11, 2017

Tehran book fair to present 92,000 foreign titles

Tehran book fair to present 92,000 foreign titles

The 30th Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF), slated for May 3-13 at the 'Shahr-e Aftab' (Sun City) Complex in south of Tehran, will be attended by 380 foreign publishers.

The event will host 120 publishers of Arabic books represented by 86 participants, and 260 publishers of books in other foreign languages represented by 46 participants.

Foreign publishers due to take part in the events are from the Netherlands, the UK, the US, Germany, Italy, France, South Korea, Japan, India, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Egypt, reported.

Information about the 92,000 foreign books at the 30th fair is uploaded on the website of the Cultural Association of Foreign Publishers' Representatives in Iran.

Of the 92,000 foreign books, 7,000 titles are in Arabic and the rest are in other languages. 48,000 of the non-Arabic books have been released in 2017 and the past three years.

Human sciences, with 33,000 titles, constitute the highest number of the foreign books at the event while the second largest subject is art with 15,000 titles. Next comes medicine with 12,000 titles, followed by basic sciences, technical subjects and engineering, each with over 11,000 titles. Finally, there are over 1,000 encyclopedic titles to be presented in this year's event.

Italy is the special guest at the30th Tehran International Book Fair with the motto 'Timeless Beauty'.

Director General of Italy's Libraries and Cultural Institutes Rossana Rummo recently explained that 'Timeless Beauty' helps transfer two concepts to the minds of Iranian visitors, the first of which is the beauty of being together and second is appreciating this beauty which is timeless.

She described Italy's participation in the event as a good opportunity for the two countries to know more about each other and review their longstanding historical relations.

She also remarked that Italy will be represented at the fair by 13 writers and 13 illustrators, reported.

It will be the second time that Sun City is hosting the TIBF. A discount of at least 10 percent is considered on foreign books.

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