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The future is worth reading

Nothing quite equals the feeling a book lover gets from being surrounded by books. The variety of titles, the smell of ink on paper, and the gathering of fellow bibliophiles in one place can be just exhilarating.

That’s why there are book fairs where you can enjoy acquiring new books, meeting authors, and attending different book-related events.

A book fair is a happy meeting ground for writers, readers and book lovers, where they all come together to celebrate the written and published words. It offers a terrific opportunity to discover new writers while acknowledging the old.

But what distinguishes an event like the Tehran book fair from other international or regional book fairs is its sentimental attachments and the country's rich cultural heritage.

Every year, many cultural events in Iran seem to begin with the Tehran Book Fair, and millions of people participate in it. In fact, the entire cultural and artistic currents in Iran are somehow related to this exhibition.

It's been said that by showcasing a splendid array of books from all over the globe in this event, in a way Iran is recalling its role in the Golden Age of Islam- that age of great learning in the 13th century.

Consistently, the organizers of Tehran International Book Fair believe that the more a nation can celebrate its great production of books, the more it promotes literacy and an educated public that enriches the republic.

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