IBNA- The 20th Mashhad International Book Fair is scheduled for November 23 to 30 with 700 local and 20 foreign publishers in attendance.
According to IBNA correspondent, the event will be held in the major Iranian city of Mashhad with the motto “See Awareness”. Director General of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance branch in Khorasan Razavi Province Ja’far Morvarid announced the programs organized for the fair which will be performed in cooperation of Iran’s Publishers Union, Province Governor of Khorasan Razavi and Municipality of Mashhad.
He further said that 700 local publishers with 800 stands and 20 foreign publishers from Germany, France, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria with 35 stands will participate at the fair which will be held in an area of 20,000 square meters where 150,000 titles of books by local publishers and 29,000 titles by foreign publishers will be put on public display.
Morvarid added that on the sidelines of the book fair, conferences on media literacy and internet will be held. Also, the best writers, translators, and publishers of Khorasan Razavi will be honored.
House of Literati and the Booklovers Stand are two other sections which have been planned for the event where book signing and unveiling ceremonies as well as the night of poetry, calligraphy workshop and other programs will take place, Director General of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance branch in Khorasan Razavi Province stated.