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Iran Donates Books to German Library

Iran Donates Books to German LibraryIran Donates Books to German Library

The Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) has donated over 32 books to Germany’s Phantastische Bibliothek Wetzlar (Fantasy Library of Wetzlar).

The gesture was made during the 66th Frankfurt International Book Fair, following which, a letter of appreciation to IIDCYA was sent by an official from the Wetzlar library, IRNA reported.

Bettina Twrsnick wrote to IIDCYA’s public relations department thanking the Iranian institute for supporting the German multilingual reference library.

Accommodating 150,000 titles, the Wetzlar library is one of the largest public libraries specialized in ‘fantasy’ literature worldwide and it is the largest in Europe. It is generally a reference library, open to the public and researchers.

The German center has shelves for Persian books which are chosen by the section’s experts at different international book fairs.

Opened in 1989, the library collects works published in the field of fantasy literature: science fiction, classical fantasy, horror, novels, adventure novels, fairy tales and myths.

It also holds exhibitions and concerts, discussion evenings and readings, university seminars and workshops for schools.