IBNA- CEO of Iran’s Book House Majid Gholami Jaliseh announced the implementation of the “Autumn Book” plan in this year’s Book Week and said: “We will do our best to make book readers visit bookstores.”
According to IBNA correspondent, quoting the Public Relations of the Book House Institute, Jaliseh made these comments at the closing ceremony of the Summer Book Plan. This ceremony was held in the City Bookstore in Kermanshah province with Jaliseh, Ebrahim Rahimi Zangeneh, Director of the Culture and Islamic Guidance Organization of Kermanshah, Amir Safar-Zadeh, CEO of Tehran Book Distributors Cooperative and Driush Rezvani, Executive Advisor of the Deputy of the Minister of Culture and Islamic guidance.
At the beginning of the meeting, CEO of Iran’s Book House Institute said in his speech: “Some people with a special taste and sense of art try to develop reading across the country. The most important concern of the Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance is to prosper the bookstores and give a boost to book distribution to revive them once again.”
Referring to the safety-net program for bookshops, Jalisseh stated: “In the past Book Week, the first step taken to support the bookstores was titled “A Bookshop as Vast as Iran” which was conducted for a week. Years after the Islamic Revolution, variety of supports for publishing was carried out, but the bookstores were ignored. Therefore, with the studies done, the plan “New Year Gift of the Book” was implemented throughout the country with the slogan ‘We Present Gifts of Books This Year’.”