1132 GMT March 08, 2021
The First Tehran Virtual Book Fair was extended until January 27, Iran’s Book and Literature House Institute announced.
The fair was officially started its bookselling process on January 20 and was supposed to be running until January 25. However, due to great welcome by the visitors, it was extended, according to IRNA.
Head of the first Tehran Virtual Book Fair, Ayyoub Dehqankar said that the book fair was highly welcomed by the visitors so that 500 million requests were registered.
He added: “After the end of the exhibition, we will examine the challenges and problems, and by eliminating the weaknesses, we would be determined to turn them into strengths for holding similar exhibitions.”
The books will be delivered to all cities across the country for free.
Dehqankar said that 1,732 domestic publishers registered to attend the event. Moreover, 180 foreign publishers, which will present 100,000 books, registered in the international section of the event.
A total of 142 cultural institutes and literary agents will participate in the event, 145 programs will be unveiled, 20 international and 25 local webinars have been organized, and 180 Iranian and foreign experts will make speeches at these online meetings.
The publishers are from different countries including Spain, Indonesia, Columbia and Senegal, some of which are attending the Tehran Book Fair for the first time,” she remarked.
Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abbas Salehi, Deputy Culture Minister Mohsen Javadi, Dehqankar, and president of the Tehran Publishers and Booksellers Association, Hooman Hassanpour, attended the opening ceremony which was held at Iran’s Book and Literature House Institute.