Tehran Book Fair
the 34th Tehran International Book Fair will be held with the slogan of "The future is readable" from 20 to 30 May in Tehran mosque of Imam Khomeini (RA) while simultaneously will be available on ketab.ir
Are you familiar with Tehran Book Fair?
According to the news headquarters of the 34th Tehran International Book Fair, after more than three decades of holding the Tehran Book Fair, this great cultural event from the previous period was held in a successful rebirth and experience for the first time in both physical and virtual sections.
Also, the 34th Tehran International Book Fair will be held with the slogan of "The future is readable" from 20 to 30 May in Tehran mosque of Imam Khomeini (RA) while simultaneously will be available on ketab.ir. In this period of the exhibition, the country of Tajikistan is present as a special guest.
Book supply by three thousand domestic publishers / supply of 45 thousand foreign book titles
In this period of the Tehran International Book Fair, nearly three thousand domestic publishers are presenting their works in different fields.
Also, in the field of foreign publishers, the presence of 78 foreign publishers in 58 booths is confirmed as it is predicted that 45,000 foreign book titles will be published in this section between 2015 to 2023.
From specialized meetings to fun programs for families and children, holding specialized and general meetings around books, holding workshops and educational meetings, setting up two special halls for children, teenagers and adults to present the achievements of collections active in the field of promoting reading, performing field and stage programs such as Storytelling, puppetry and street theater for children and teenagers, screening of documentary films, adaptations or films related to active characters in the field of books and culture, setting up the "Katab Ara" booth with the specialized topic of illustration and book design, setting up a publishing hall for children's books and Teenagers and the creation of 6 spaces for book consultation, as well as the possibility of receiving telephone consultation about books, are among the programs and cultural activities of the Tehran International Book Fair.
Tehran International Book Fair from the perspective of international figures
* Lack of familiarity with Iranian publications a loss for me
Noam Chomsky; The linguist, philosopher and one of the founders of the field of cognitive sciences said about the Tehran book fair: “unfortunately, I haven't read any news about the Tehran book fair, and as a result, my knowledge of this fair and Iranian publishers is low." This lack of familiarity is a great loss for me and this familiarity should have been achieved earlier.
* Role of Tehran International Book Fair in introducing contemporary Iranian culture
Nader Entessar; Professor of University of Alabama, believes that the Tehran International Book Fair plays an important role in introducing Iran's contemporary culture to the world.
* Tehran Book Fair, a source of real news about Iran
Arshin Adib-Moghaddam; The head of the Iranian Studies Center of the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London also stated that he had been familiar with the Tehran Book Fair for a long time and had visited it in the late 90s, and said: "The Tehran International Book Fair can be a source of providing real news about Iran."
* Role of books in the field of cultural diplomacy not be neglected
Michael Allen Gillespie; Professor of Duke University in the United States and one of the most influential thinkers in the world today said, although online resources have found a special place in cultural diplomacy, the role of books in this field should not be neglected, as well as poetry and short stories of two mediums. The main one is in the field of cultural exchange.
“I think that the Tehran International Book Fair is an opportunity for the presence of publishers and books with a critical approach, the author of the book "Theological Roots of Modernity" stated.
* Strengthening the publishing link between Iran & Afghanistan by publishing joint texts
Khalilullah Afzali; Regarding Tehran International Book Fair in promoting cultural relations between Iran and Afghanistan the assistant professor of the University of California (UCLA) and the founder of Baisanghar Research Institute in Herat said: The Tehran International Book Fair can introduce the works and researches of Afghans to Iranian people.
More obstacles on the way to the entry and legal supply of these works are removed as more knowledge and understanding will be visible between the two nations.
* Tehran Book Fair, an important platform for the countries present in it Shah Mansour Shah Mirza; The Tajik writer, poet and researcher believes that the Tehran International Book Fair is considered an important platform for the culture and art of any country in which it is present, due to its position and base.
Tehran Book Fair shows that Iran is considered as one of the prominent powers in the region in the field of publishing and translation. In my opinion, this exhibition is a good opportunity and space to show Iran's cultural and theatrical abilities.
* Tehran International Book Fair, an opportunity to show cultural diversity in Iran
Kevin Malcolm Richards; Professor of University of Pennsylvania believes: By gathering a range of cultural and artistic expressions, Tehran International Book Fair provides an opportunity to display cultural diversity in contemporary Iran.
Such an event needs to be seen in the media in order to provide an opportunity to provide a more complete picture of intellectual activities in Iran and also provide a way to put these achievements together in relation to other cultural products.
He added: Attending this event not only provides an opportunity for people to learn more about the experiences and values of Iranians, but also allows them to get to know the leading experts in the field of Iranian culture and art.
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