A brief history of TIBF events and developments

A first edition of Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) kicked off in 1987 in Tehran. Having been staged for a 27th consecutive edition, the landmark cultural event has been conducive to wide range cultural blessings and services nationwide and at present, is acclaimed worldwide as a credible international book fair.

 

 The 1st Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From Nov. 4, 1987 to Nov. 13, 1987
  • Participating countries: 32
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: 196
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: up to 200
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 26,000
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 8,000
  • TIBF president: Sabbah Zangeneh
  • Opening ceremony led by the then president, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei
  • Closing ceremony led by then minister of culture and Islamic guidance
  • Sideline events:
  • An exhibition was staged on Islamic culture and civilization
  • A seminar was held on Islamic culture and civilization

The 2nd Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 8, 1989 to May 19, 1989
  • Participating countries: 29
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: up to 330
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: up to 250
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 28,000
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 10,000
  • TIBF president: Sabbah Zangeneh
  • Opening ceremony led by the then president, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei
  • Closing ceremony led by then minister of culture and Islamic guidance
  • Sideline events:
  • Local publishers nationwide joined the book fair for a first time

The 3rd Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 8, 1990 to May 18, 1990
  • Participating countries: 24
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: 305
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: 341 (including 48 local publishers)
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 34,200
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 10,000
  • TIBF president: Sabbah Zangeneh
  • Opening ceremony led by the then president, Hojjat-ol-Islam Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
  • Closing ceremony led by the then presidential aide in research affairs, Mostafa Mir-Salim
  • Sideline events:

The 4th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 6, 1991 to May 16, 1991
  • Participating countries: 28
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: up to 330
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: up to 320
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 42,000
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 12,000
  • TIBF president: Sabbah Zangeneh
  • Opening ceremony led by the then first vice president, Dr. Hassan Habibi
  • Closing ceremony led by then speaker of parliament
  • Sideline events:
  • A special hall was dedicated to the Palestinian issue
  • A cultural seminar and a poem recitation nightly ceremony were staged, both attended by a group of Palestinian poets and authors

The 5th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 5, 1992 to May 15, 1992
  • Participating countries: 26
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: 565
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: up to 430 (including 65 publishers of children book)
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 45,000
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 17,600
  • TIBF president: Muhammad Mehdi Karbaschi
  • Opening ceremony led by the then president, Hojjat-ol-Islam Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
  • Closing ceremony led by then minister of culture and Islamic guidance
  • Sideline events:
  • Direct sales of foreign publications took the place of orders registration system
  • The fair opened under the motto of ‘Muslim-dwelled republics of the Central Asia (Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan)’ in a gesture to mark the USSR collapse
  • A first edition of Press Fair was staged with up to 110 journals on stalls

The 6th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 4, 1993 to May 14, 1993
  • Participating countries: 28
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: up to 700
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: 526
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 42,000 (including up to 16,000 in Arabic and up to 26,000 in Latin languages)
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 18,000
  • TIBF president: Ahmad Masjedjame’i
  • Opening ceremony led by the then president, Hojjat-ol-Islam Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
  • Closing ceremony led by then head of a parliamentary committee in charge of culture and Islamic guidance
  • Sideline events:
  • A section was dedicated to children’s cultural and art activities
  • A cartoon competition was held under the banner of “Satanic conspiracy,” in a bid to countermeasure Salman Rushdie’s blasphemous novel
  • A first information exhibition was staged with 39 information centers applied for
  • A first print services exhibition was staged with 50 publishing centers applied for
  • A second edition of Press Fair was staged with up to 160 journals and dailies on stalls

The 7th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 4, 1994 to May 13, 1994
  • Participating countries: 26
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: up to 520
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: up to 730
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 35,000 (including up to 16,000 in Arabic and up to 26,000 in Latin languages)
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 26,000
  • TIBF president: Ahmad Masjedjame’i
  • Opening ceremony led by the then president, Hojjat-ol-Islam Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
  • Closing ceremony led by the then speaker of parliament, Hojjat-ol-Islam Ali Akbar Nateq Nouri
  • Sideline events:
  • The fair opened under the motto of ‘Persian language, our common heritage’
  • A first exhibition and competition on ‘TIBF from the view of photographers’ was staged
  • A ceremony was held to honor the struggle of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s people
  • A ceremony titled ‘TIBF and households’ was held to honor the status of women
  • A ceremony was held to commemorate the memory of Morteza Avini, a prominent IRI author and thinker who was martyred in a minefield south Iran the previous year while shooting a war documentary
  • A second information exhibition was staged
  • A third edition of Press Fair was staged with up to 330 journals on stalls from home and abroad

The 8th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 16, 1995 to May 25, 1995
  • Participating countries: 38
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: up to 470
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: up to 780 (including up to 700 publishers of adult-related titles and up to 80 publishers of children and youngsters-related titles)
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 35,000
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 35,000
  • TIBF president: Ahmad Masjedjame’i
  • Opening ceremony led by the then president, Hojjat-ol-Islam Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
  • Closing ceremony led by the then speaker of parliament, Hojjat-ol-Islam Ali Akbar Nateq Nouri
  • Sideline events:
  • A special hall was dedicated to the motto of the fair: ‘the land and people of Iran’
  • A first exhibition on ‘books and cartoons’ was staged themed with book reading and publication affairs
  • A second exhibition and competition on ‘TIBF from the view of photographers’ was staged
  • Eid al-Qadir religious holiday was celebrated
  • Anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr city was commemorated
  • A third information exhibition was staged with 72 institutes on hand
  • A seminar was held to review the status of publishing paper in Iran
  • A panel discussion was staged on ‘books and households’
  • The scholarly works and services of Hadhrat Ayatollah Hasanzada Amoli was honored

The 9th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 7, 1996 to May 17, 1996
  • Participating countries: 27
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: 345 (including 205 publishers of Latin titles and 140 publishers of Arabic titles)
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: up to 1340 (including up to 230 local publishers)
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 40,000 (including up to 15,000 in Arabic and up to 25,000 in Latin languages)
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 30,000
  • TIBF president: Ali Reza Barazesh
  • Opening ceremony led by the then president, Hojjat-ol-Islam Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
  • Closing ceremony led by the then speaker of parliament, Hojjat-ol-Islam Ali Akbar Nateq Nouri
  • Sideline events:
  • A special section titled ‘house of authors’ was inaugurated (where several panel discussions and book criticism sessions were held and authors were issued ID cards)
  • A special hall (called ‘thematic book fair’) opened for a first time to review the status of publication nationwide
  • A third exhibition and competition on ‘TIBF from the view of photographers’ was staged
  • A second exhibition on ‘books and cartoons’ was staged themed with book reading and publication affairs, with international cartoonists on hand as well
  • A special section was dedicated to role of pen in the struggle against enemies
  • A special section was dedicated to books from Africa
  • A fourth information exhibition was staged
  • Computer-based information services were available to visitors for a first time
  • A special section was dedicated to mark the Eid al-Qadir

 The 10th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From April 26, 1997 to May 6, 1997
  • Participating countries: 28
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: up to 360 (including up to 260 publishers of Latin titles and up to 100 publishers of Arabic titles)
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: up to 740 (including up to 230 local publishers)
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 40,000 (including up to 13,000 in Arabic and up to 27,000 in Latin languages)
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 43,000
  • TIBF president: Ali Reza Barazesh
  • Opening ceremony led by the then president, Hojjat-ol-Islam Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
  • Closing ceremony led by the then speaker of parliament, Hojjat-ol-Islam Ali Akbar Nateq Nouri
  • Sideline events:
  • A special section was dedicated to the motto of the fair: “Qadir, Wilaya and Imamat”
  • A special section was dedicated to ‘Revayat-e Fath’ (narration of triumph), the iconic documentary of martyr Morteza Avini (see the seventh edition above) and to memory of martyred commanders of the Sacred Defense (1980-88)
  • A special section was dedicate to eminent Iranian personalities in science and literature
  • A special section was dedicated to review the records and thoughts of martyr Morteza Motahhari, a prominent IRI philosopher and Alim, assassinated in April 1979 by western-sponsored terrorists
  • A fifth information exhibition was staged with 90 domestic institutes and 25 foreign companies on hand
  • A fourth edition of Press Fair was staged simultaneous with the TIBF event

The 11th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From April 19, 1998 to May 27, 1998
  • Participating countries: 23
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: 344 (namely 228 publishers of Latin titles and 116 publishers of Arabic titles)
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: up to 1,200 (including 237 local publishers)
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 36,000 (including up to 15,000 in Arabic and up to 21,000 in Latin languages)
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 42,000
  • TIBF president: Ahmad Masjedjame’i
  • Opening ceremony led by then president
  • Closing ceremony led by then minister of culture and Islamic guidance
  • Sideline events:
  • A ceremony was held to mark the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Palestine
  • A special section was dedicated to Muharram and Ashura uprising
  • A special section was dedicated to Sacred Defense (1980-88)
  • A special section was dedicated to works penned to date about the Islamic Revolution
  • A special cultural-art hall was dedicated to women’s works
  • A ceremony was held to honor Simin Daneshvar, a prominent Iranian author
  • The ‘house of authors’ section opened for a second time
  • A special hall was dedicated to review the status of publication nationwide
  • A first festival was held on print industry
  • A fifth edition of Press Fair was staged simultaneous with the TIBF event
  • A sixth information exhibition was staged, this time with IT-related issues addressed
  • A special section was dedicated to history and land of Iran
  • A special section was dedicate to present the activities of ‘the Center for War Studies and Researches’

The 12th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 4, 1999 to May 14, 1999
  • Participating countries: 21
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: 312
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: 1,000
  • Number of foreign titles on show: 51,000 (including 15,000 in Arabic and 21,000 in Latin languages)
  • Number of domestic titles on show: 30,000
  • TIBF president: Ahmad Masjedjame’i
  • Opening ceremony led by then president
  • Closing ceremony led by then minister of culture and Islamic guidance
  • Sideline events:
  • A special section was dedicated to commemorate a 100th birth anniversary of the late founder of Islamic Republic of Iran, Hadhrat Imam Khomeini (R.A.)
  • A special section was dedicated to Muharram and Ashura uprising
  • A special section was dedicated to memory and works of martyr Morteza Motahhari (see the 10th edition above)
  • University students nationwide inspected the fair in special convoys coordinated by the Academic Jihad Organization
  • A special hall was dedicated to review the status of publication nationwide
  • A section was dedicated to children’s cultural and art works
  • A second festival was held on print industry
  • A sixth edition of Press Fair was staged simultaneous with the TIBF event

The 13th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 3, 2000 to May 13, 2000
  • Participating countries: 35
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: up to 430
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: 1,185
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 50,000
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 49,000
  • On a year named ‘Year of Imam Ali (A.S.)’
  • TIBF president: Ahmad Masjedjame’i
  • Opening ceremony led by then president
  • Closing ceremony led by then minister of culture and Islamic guidance
  • Sideline events:
  • A special section was dedicated to Imam Ali (A.S.)
  • A special hall was dedicated to mark twenty years of ‘Sacred Defense literature’
  • A special hall was dedicated to ‘dialogue among civilizations’
  • A special hall was dedicated to women-related publications
  • A special hall was dedicated to ‘international publication development’
  • A special section was dedicated to children and youngsters’ activities and entertainments
  • A special hall was dedicated to review the status of publication nationwide
  • Day of ‘France literature’ was marked
  • A special program was dedicated to review Arab and Indian Archipelago’s literature
  • A third festival was held on print industry
  • A seventh edition of Press Fair was staged simultaneous with the TIBF event

The 14th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 8, 2001 to May 18, 2001
  • Participating countries: 24
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: up to 480
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: up to 1,460
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 75,000
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 65,000
  • On a year named ‘Year of National Grandeur and Job Creation’
  • TIBF president: Ahmad Masjedjame’i
  • Opening ceremony led by then president
  • Closing ceremony led by then minister of culture and Islamic guidance
  • Sideline events:
  • A special hall was dedicated to Imam Hussein (A.S.)
  • A special hall was dedicated to Palestinian Intifada
  • A special hall was dedicated to review the status of publication nationwide
  • A special panel discussion was held to review the status  of Iran’s publishing industry in the past decade
  • A special hall was dedicated to young people’s affairs
  • A special hall was dedicated to children’s cultural and art activities
  • A fourth festival was held on print industry
  • An eighth edition of Press Fair was staged simultaneous with the TIBF event

The 15th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 1, 2002 to May 10, 2002
  • Participating countries: 37
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: up to 600
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: 1,852 (namely 202 publishers of children and youngsters-related titles, 37 publishers of study aid materials, and 482 local publishers)
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 65,000
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 76,000
  • On a year named ‘Year of Imam Hussein-motivated Dignity and Honor’
  • Opening ceremony led by then speaker of parliament
  • Closing ceremony led by the then minister of culture and Islamic guidance, Ahmad Masjedjame’i
  • Sideline events:
  • A special exhibition was dedicated to the culture of Ashura
  • A ‘house of Iran’ section was staged
  • A ‘house of Palestine’ section was staged
  • A ‘house of Afghanistan’ section was staged
  • A ‘house of Tajikistan’ section was staged
  • A ‘house of Kyrgyzstan’ section was staged
  • The ‘house of authors’ section was staged for a third time
  • A panel discussion was held to review the status  of electronic publishing in Iran
  • A panel discussion was held to review challengers facing globalization of the Iranian literature
  • A panel discussion was held to review publishing rights in Iran
  • A special hall was dedicated to review the status of publication nationwide
  • A fifth festival was held on print industry
  • A ninth edition of Press Fair was staged simultaneous with the TIBF event

The 16th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 4, 2003 to May 14, 2003
  • Participating countries: 55
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: up to 900
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: up to 1,900
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 75,000
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 80,000
  • On a year named ‘Year of Serving People’
  • Opening ceremony led by then president
  • Closing ceremony led by then speaker of parliament
  • Sideline events:
  • A special exhibition was dedicated to the culture of Ashura
  • A special section was dedicated to the late founder of Islamic Republic of Iran, Hadhrat Imam Khomeini (R.A.)
  • A special section was dedicated to Palestinian developments where a video clip was screened on the city of Jenin before and after destruction
  • ‘House of Iran’ section was staged (with 175 members of parliament and governors general, TIBF presidents general of cultural departments nationwide as well as parliamentary deputies of different government ministries on attendance)
  • A special section was dedicated to ‘book and library, incarnates of  Islamic civilization’ (where mock-ups of more than 40 great libraries of Muslim world were on display)
  • A first exhibition and competition was staged on book cover design (with up to 150 works on display)
  • A special hall was dedicated to memory and works of martyr Mostafa Chamran, an eminent Iranian scientist-turned-activist-turned-parliamentary lawmaker
  • The ‘house of authors’ section was staged where 29 panels discussion were held
  • A special hall was dedicated to review the status of publication nationwide
  • A special exhibition was dedicated to author teachers
  • A special exhibition was dedicated to children and youngsters (on the occasion of the motto of the fair: ‘book, child and family’)
  • A tenth edition of Press Fair was staged simultaneous with the TIBF event
  • A first edition of ‘World Book Corner’ was staged

The 17th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 3, 2004 to May 13, 2004
  • Participating countries: 45
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: up to 1,200
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: 1,123 (namely 728 publishers of general titles, 128 publishers of children and youngsters-related titles, 69 publishers of educational titles, and 198 publishers of academic titles)
  • Number of foreign titles on show: 43,753
  • Number of domestic titles on show: 131,366
  • On a year named ‘Year of Responsibility of Three Government Branches to Nation’
  • TIBF president: Muhammad Ali Sho’aee
  • Opening ceremony led by then president
  • Closing ceremony led by the then first vice president, Muhammad Reza A’ref
  • Sideline events:
  • A special hall, titled ‘Hall of sun and moon’ was dedicated to mark the birth anniversary of the Noblest Messenger of Allah, Hadhrat Muhammad (S.A.) and the sixth Shii Imam, Hadhrat Sadeq (A.S.)
  • ‘House of Iran’ section was staged for a second edition
  • A special section was dedicated to children and youngsters’ activities and entertainments
  • A special hall was dedicated to author teachers
  • A special pavilion was dedicated to Wilaya-related themes
  • A second edition of ‘World Book Corner’ was staged
  • Foreign titles were available for rial-based sales for a first time

The 18th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 4, 2005 to May 14, 2005
  • Participating countries: 51
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: 756
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: 1,818
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 126,000 (including up to 50,400 in Arabic and up to 75,600 in Latin languages)
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 94,000
  • On a year named ‘Year of National Solidarity and Public Participation’
  • TIBF president: Muhammad Ali Sho’aee
  • Opening ceremony led by then president
  • Closing ceremony led by the then speaker of parliament, Qolam-Ali Haddad Adel
  • Sideline events:
  • The book fair opened under the motto of ‘Iran’s tree is rooted in the Persian Gulf waters’
  • A ‘house of Iran and Persian Gulf’ section was set up
  • A special, called ‘lady of sun’ was dedicated to commemorate the auspices memory of Hadhrat Fatema (S.A.), noble daughter of Hadhrat Muhammad (S.A.)
  • A ‘house of authors’ section was staged where 50 cultural panel discussion and book criticism sessions were held
  • A special hall was dedicated to honor author teachers
  • A special hall, called ‘science, knowledge and software movement’ was dedicated to mark an emerging scientific movement in the nation
  • A third edition of ‘World Book Corner’ was staged
  • A section was dedicated to children’s cultural and art activities

The 19th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Tehran Permanent International Fairground
  • Date: From May 3, 2006 to May 13, 2006
  • Participating countries: 66
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: 925
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: 1,809 (namely 1172 publishers of general titles, 166 publishers of children and youngsters-related titles, 99 publishers of educational aid titles, and 404 publishers of academic titles)
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 150,000
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 123,000
  • On a year named ‘Year of Noblest Messenger of Allah’
  • TIBF president: Ehsanollah Hojjati
  • Opening ceremony led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Closing ceremony led by the then speaker of parliament, Qolam-Ali Haddad Adel
  • Sideline events:
  • The emblematic ‘house of authors’ section was staged where 22 panel discussions were held, 63 speeches were delivered and 700 authors were on hand in total
  • A special section was dedicated to the Noblest Messenger of Allah, Hadhrat Muhammad (S.A.) where 1100 titles and 220 art works were on stalls on related themes
  • A special section was dedicated to the Palestinian issue and a cartoon competition was staged on ‘Holocaust’
  • A book reading competition was staged
  • A special hall was dedicated to review the status of publication nationwide
  • A fourth edition of ‘World Book Corner’ was staged
  • A special exhibition was dedicated to electronic publishers where 160 e-publishers were on hand and over 3,000 titles were on stalls

The  20th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque, Tehran
  • Date: From May 2, 2007 to May 12, 2007
  • Participating countries: 66
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: 925
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: 1,836
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 150,000
  • Number of domestic titles on show: 123,768
  • On a year named ‘Year of National Unity and Islamic Cohesion’
  • TIBF president: Mohsen Parviz
  • Opening ceremony led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Closing ceremony led by the then speaker of parliament, Qolam-Ali Haddad Adel
  • Sideline events:
  • The venue of the fair was relocated to Imam Khomeini Mosalla (Grand Mosque) north of Tehran
  • The emblematic ‘house of authors’ section was staged where over 100 panel discussions were held
  • A special hall was dedicated to ‘national unity’ as motto of the year
  • A ‘house of Palestine’ section was dedicated to written works, academic theses and photos on Palestine
  • A special pavilion was dedicated to the theme of Qadir historical event
  • A special section was dedicated to ‘Iranian ethnicities and identities’ where traditional Iranian clothes and books were displayed and related ethnographic researches were put on stalls
  • A special section was dedicated to promote ‘Islamic cohesion’ where decency and Hijab were promoted as common themes of divine religions, author-members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) displayed their latest publications, and a special was set up to display the Basij Organization’s activities in support of the third generation
  • A special section dedicated to the theme of ‘mosque as venue of unity’
  • A fifth edition of ‘World Book Corner’ was staged
  • A section was dedicated to children’s cultural and art activities
  • Street theaters were performed across the venue
  • A special hall was dedicated to review the status of publication nationwide

The  21st Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque, Tehran
  • Date: From May 1, 2008 to May 11, 2008
  • Participating countries: 75
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: up to 780
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: 1,968 (namely 1229 publishers of general titles, 201 publishers of children and youngsters-related titles, 136 publishers of educational aid titles, and 402 publishers of academic titles)
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 150,000
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 200,000
  • On a year named ‘Year of Innovation and Prosperity’
  • TIBF president: Mohsen Parviz
  • Opening ceremony led by the then first vice president, Parviz Davoudi
  • Closing ceremony led by the then speaker of parliament, Qolam-Ali Haddad Adel
  • Sideline events:
  • The emblematic ‘house of authors’ section was staged where up to 130 panel discussions were held
  • A special hall was dedicated to ‘the Palestinian issue’
  • The International Day of Book and Copyright was marked
  • A special hall was dedicated to present the cultural and art activities of the ECO member states
  • A section was dedicated to children’s cultural and art activities
  • Street theaters were performed across the venue
  • A sixth edition of ‘World Book Corner’ was staged

The  22nd Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque, Tehran
  • Date: From May 6, 2009 to May 16, 2009
  • Participating countries: 75
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: up to 1,400
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: 1,982
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 70,000
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 207,000
  • On a year named ‘Year of Modification of Consumption Patterns’
  • TIBF president: Mohsen Parviz
  • Opening ceremony led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Closing ceremony led by the then speaker of parliament, Ali Larijani
  • Sideline events:
  • The emblematic ‘house of authors’ section was staged where up to 130 panel discussions were held
  • A special section was dedicated to unveil and review major, newly-published, first-edition books
  • Prominent authors and book market figures were honored
  • A special hall was dedicated to display works and publications related to the life and lifestyle of Hadhrat Fatema (S.A.), noble daughter of Hadhrat Muhammad (S.A.)
  • A special section was dedicated to ‘print and publication’
  • A special hall was dedicated to ‘scientific and educational’ materials
  • Street theaters were performed in promotion of book and book reading habit
  • A special section was dedicated to ‘books and book reading habit’
  • A special hall was dedicated to ‘religion and culture’
  • A section was dedicated to children’s cultural and art activities
  • A special hall was dedicated to review the status of publication nationwide
  • Information services were enhanced
  • A seventh edition of ‘World Book Corner’ was staged

The 23rd Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque, Tehran
  • Date: From May 5, 2010 to May 15, 2010
  • Participating countries: 80
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: up to 980
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: 1,954 (namely 1125 publishers of general titles, 267 publishers of children and youngsters-related titles, 134 publishers of educational aid titles, and 428 publishers of academic titles)
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 170,000
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 205,000
  • On a year named ‘Year of Double Resolution, Double Effort’
  • TIBF president: Mohsen Parviz
  • Opening ceremony led by the then first vice president, Parviz Davoudi
  • Closing ceremony led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Sideline events:
  • The emblematic ‘house of authors’ section was staged where up to 130 cultural and literary panel discussions were held
  • A special pavilion was dedicated to auspices memory and lifestyle of Hadhrat Fatema (S.A.), noble daughter of Hadhrat Muhammad (S.A.)
  • A section was dedicated to ‘books and libraries’
  • A special hall was dedicated to review the status of publication nationwide
  • A special hall was dedicated to ‘religion and culture’
  • A photo competition was staged
  • A special section was dedicated to ‘print and publication’
  • A special hall was dedicated to ‘scientific and educational’ materials
  • A special hall was dedicated to ‘visual arts’
  • A special hall was dedicated to Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution’s achievements
  • A special hall was dedicated to software products
  • A section was dedicated to children’s cultural and art activities
  • An eighth edition of ‘World Book Corner’ was staged

The 24th Tehran International Book Fair

  • Venue: Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque, Tehran
  • Date: From May 4, 2011 to May 14, 2011
  • Participating countries: 67
  • Number of foreign publishers on hand: 1614
  • Number of domestic publishers on hand: 2,376 (namely 1357 publishers of general titles, 313 publishers of children and youngsters-related titles, 154 publishers of educational aid titles, and 552 publishers of academic titles)
  • Number of foreign titles on show: up to 196,200
  • Number of domestic titles on show: up to 273,200
  • On a year named ‘Year of Economic Jihad’
  • TIBF president: Bahman Dorri
  • Opening ceremony led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Closing ceremony led by the Bureau Chief in the Islamic Revolution Leader’s office, Hojjat-ol-Islam Mohammadi Golpayegani
  • Sideline events:
  • A special hall was dedicated for a first time to display top, first-edition books
  • The emblematic ‘house of authors’ section was staged where up to 200 panel discussions were held
  • A special hall, called Hall of ‘Um-e Abiha’ (an epithet for Hadhrat Fatema (S.A.), was dedicated to commemorate the lifestyle of the noble daughter of Hadhrat Muhammad (S.A.)
  • A special section was dedicated to free expression of ides
  • A special section was dedicated to ‘books and libraries’
  • A special hall was dedicated to ‘religion and culture’
  • A special section was dedicated to ‘print and publication’
  • A special hall was dedicated to ‘scientific, educational and art’ materials
  • A special hall was dedicated to Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution
  • A section was dedicated to children’s cultural and art activities
  • A special hall was dedicated to major cultural activities
  • A special hall was dedicated to review the status of publication nationwide
  • A ninth edition of ‘World Book Corner’ was staged
  • A special hall was dedicated to introduce international authors
  • A special section was dedicated to the ongoing Islamic Awakening movement in the Middle East and South African countries where a mock-up of Bahrain’s iconic Lolo Square, the