Art And Culture

Persian Books at Belgrade Int’l Fair

Persian Books at Belgrade Int’l FairPersian Books at Belgrade Int’l Fair

With the participation of 897 domestic and foreign publishers, including Iran, the 59th International Belgrade Book Fair kicked off on Sunday.

The largest and oldest cultural event in the southeast of Europe, the exhibition showcases over 158,000 book titles, published in 2013.

At the inauguration ceremony, Serbian Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Affairs Aleksander Vulin, foreign diplomats and representatives, including Iran’s Ambassador to Serbia Majid Fahimpour and Iran’s Cultural Attaché in Belgrade Mahmoud Shalouei, were present.

Iran’s Cultural Attaché Office in Belgrade is the sole foreign cultural body in Serbia that has been involved in publishing activities in the Serbian language.

In the past 22 years, the office has translated 100 titles of books from Farsi to Serbian language and several more are in the process of translation and publication.

 Islamic Philosophy

The Qom Seminary Center in Belgrade has independently participated in the fair and has presented publications related to Islamic philosophy, civilization, and contemporary thought.

Close to 20 publishers from countries across the five continents have presented books at the fair this year.

This year’s slogan, ‘It’s Reading Time!’ emphasizes the importance of books and their universal values, since the time is always ripe to read a book. The Belgrade fair offers an opportunity to be reminded of the “true values in life, and to return books to their past glory.” The goal of the fair is to promote new releases and authors from Serbia and the world, as well as to host a number of in-house events and side events organized by the participating publishers.

The eight-day-long exhibition continues until November 2 in the halls of the Belgrade Fair.