Saeed Abedini, managing director of Iranian International Publishers Association, is reporting that alongside the Persian titles at the Tehran International Book Fair this year will be 109,000 titles in European languages and a further 32,000 titles in Arabic.

The eleven-day Tehran fair kicks off May 2 and is expected to see at least two million visitors.
In 2017 $38 million of books were sold at the Tehran Fair.
If that catches you by surprise you clearly haven’t been following TNPS that long or you’d have seen past coverage about Iran’s ebook store, Fidibo –

“A library as large as a city.” Iran’s Fidibo offers ebooks to commuters on the Tehran Metro

and coverage of the largest bookstore in the world which, yes, is in Tehran.

Find out more about the world’s biggest bookstore here –

12 mind-blowing book events you probably never knew happened in 2017