Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF)
Tehran International Book Fair is staged in Tehran early in May on an annual basis. A first edition of the international cultural event was held in 1988. The first edition of the international book fair was staged with 16 thousands titles of book on show. The cultural event has turned into a landmark, momentous book fair in Middle East and Asia after 31 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 2500 domestic and 550 foreign exhibitors 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 31st edition of the book fair in May 2018 represented 53 countries. The fairground was 130,000 square meters in area and the event ran for 11 days.
Panel discussions and other cultural programs
Hundreds of cultural programs are carried out during the term of the landmark tibf event as sidelines activities, including book review sessions, face-to-face meetings with Iranian authors, lecture sessions, and writing workshops. In the latest edition of the TIBF event over 250 sessions of the kind were staged in a center in the fairground called House of Authors.
Number of visitors
Over Four million people visited the 31st edition of the TIBF which held in May 2- 12, 2018 out of which estimately one million people visited the halls dedicated to foreign publications.
Guest of Honor
Afghanistan, Oman, Russia, Italy, Serbia were the guest of honor in the TIBF from 2014 to 2018. In addition, China and Japan will be the guest of honor in TIBF 2019 and TIBF 2020, respectively.
Global Book Market
Calling for publishers, institutes, publishing associations, authors, literary agents and scouts to participate in the Global Book Market of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair to be held by Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute, 24 Apr-04 May, 2019, Tehran, Iran.
The Global Book Market is designed to promote the potentials of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s publishing industry and expand its cultural exchanges. Depicting the capabilities of Iran’s publishing industry to foreign publishers will pave a path to establish professional relationships between local and foreign publishers. The Global Book Market can enable a platform to examine the challenges of Iran’s publishing industry in the international book market and provides a basis for possible solutions.
Direct book sale
All books are up for grab through direct sales during the event. In the TIBF event last year, over 1.3 trillion Rials (nearly $39 million) worth of books were sold.
Number of titles on show
More than 141,000 foreign titles (106,000 Latin language and 35,000 titles Arabic language) and 300,000 domestic titles were shown.
If neccesary help for 32nd TIBF - Hall of Countries, Embassies, Global Book Market & International Institutions, please call the following numbers:
If neccesary help for 32nd TIBF Latin and other languages exhibition venues and Arab Publishers , please call the following numbers:
Tel : +98- 2188247701 (latin Publisher)
+98- 2188247702 (Arab Publisher)
Fax : +98- 2188269661