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 30 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 1900 domestic and 149 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 30th edition of the book fair in May 2016 represented over 21countries. The fairground was 75 thousand square meters in area and the event run 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 200 sessions of the kind were staged in a center in the fairground called House of Authors.

Number of visitors

Over three million people visited the 30th edition of the TIBF which held in 3 - 13 may 2017 out of which an estimated one million people visited the halls dedicated to foreign publications.

Guest of Honor

Afghanistan was the guest of honor of TIBF in 2014 and Oman was the guest of honor of TIBF in 2015. Russia was the special guest of the 29th Tehran international book fair and Italy will be the guest of honor of the this year.

Global Book Market

Calling for publishers, institutes, publishing associations, authors, literary agents and scouts to participate in the Global Book Market of the 31st Tehran International Book Fair to be held by Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute, 2-12 May, 2018, 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 1,300 billion Rials (nearly $39 million) worth of books were sold.

Number of titles on show

More than 139000 foreign titles(106000 latin language and 33000 titles Arabic language) and 217,000 domestic titles were shown.


International Publishers Committee(Latin and Arab publishers)

If neccesary, please call the following numbers:

Tel: +98-2166483729




Tel: +98-2188275789

Fax: +98-2188269661