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National Book Week Opens
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National Book Week Opens

The 23rd edition of the National Book Week under the theme “With Books, Iran is Hopeful” was inaugurated on Saturday at the Iranian Academy of Arts in Tehran.

It was attended by several cultural figures and officials, Mehr News Agency reported.

The highlight of the Book Week is the ‘Bookstore, as Big as Iran’ plan, to sell 20% of the books and it will be implemented in 500 bookstores across the country.

Signature ceremony of visiting authors at book centers, equipping six inter-city passenger trains with libraries, holding the Bam Book Fair with over 5000 titles, establishing book streets in 5 districts of Tehran, are interesting programs during the event.

Over 60 publishers will present nearly 2,000 titles at the art book exhibition alongside various programs by public foundations, cultural organizations and centers for the weeklong event.

Veteran activists in the publication industry and art books exhibition were awarded on the first day. Discussions on reading promotion were held and a new website of the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) was unveiled at the Saraye Ahle Qalam (Association of Writers).

A book and media conference and screening of seven films on book reading are part of the programs at Tehran’s Charsoo Hall. One movie will receive honorable mention.

As in previous years, the Cultural Association of Children’s Book Publication (CACBP) will also present 110,000 book volumes to libraries in rural areas, as stated earlier by Mansour Jamshir, a member of the CACBP.

The Book Week will run through November 22 with various programs across the country.

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