The motto of this year’s book fair is “The Future Is Readable,” which was selected from 40 slogans shortlisted from a large number of submissions, Mehr news agency reported.
As Iran’s arguably biggest cultural event, the book fair has always been the country’s most effective step toward boosting cultural diplomacy since it brings together innumerable writers, readers, and publishers from around the world to engage in a few hours of bridging the cultural gaps.
A day into the 34th edition, it’s safe to say that the crowded hallways speak volumes for the role the fair plays in the lives of Iranians and non-Iranians alike.
This year, nearly 100 foreign publishers, 200 booksellers, and 2,700 domestic publishers will be active in the virtual and in-person sections of the book fair, according to the Deputy Director of the 34th edition of TIBF Ali Ramezani.
What is more, as per the book fair’s tradition, attendants and even the followers of TIBF should keep their ears to the ground to hear the news of big cultural and political names visiting Imam Khomeini’s Grand Mosalla, announcing their future projects and deals.
So far, it has been revealed that the directors of Muscat, Doha, and New Delhi Book Fairs, as well as the ministers of Tajikistan and Venezuela are to be making appearances, especially considering that Tajikistan is a guest of honor at this year’s book fair.
The 34th Tehran International Book Fair is physically held from May 20 to 30, 2023, at Imam Khomeini Mosalla, and virtually on its website, ketab.ir.