Tehran International Book Fair is staged in Tehran early in May on an annual basis. The cultural event has turned into a landmark, momentous book fair in Middle East and Asia after 29 editions in a row.
Millions of visitors inspect the fair every year, including thousands of university students, scholars and their families. The event currently serves as the most significant cultural event in Iran.
Number of publishers at hand and country of origin
Average 2,500 domestic and 600 foreign publishers participate in the landmark event. The foreign publishers substantially offer their materials in English or Arabic however titles in French, German, Chinese, Korean or Japanese are also available.
Publishers participating in the 29th edition of the book fair in May 2016 represented over 19 countries. The fairground was 120 thousand square meters in area and the event run for 10 days.
Direct book sales
All books are up for grab through direct sales during the event. In the TIBF event last year, over 120 billion Rials (nearly $38 million) worth of books were sold.