IBNA- The opening ceremony of the 11th National Book Fair of Sacred Defense held as CEO of Iran's Book and Literature House Ali Ramezani said Sacred Defense books are among the most popular books in Iran.
Held yesterday, as well as Ramezani who is also Secretary of the 30th Book Week of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the event was attended by Revolutionary Guard General Mohammad-Reza Movahed and a lawmaker from Qom Ahmad Amirabadi.
Following the ceremony, the CEO of Iran's Book and Literature House Institute stated: “If you want to find out about the most popular books in Iranian publishing, I should say that the Sacred Defense books are among the most popular.
"People's formations promoted this genre through their own efforts and created their selected compilations. Whenever book fairs are held based on people's choice, they will always welcome the Sacred Defense books,” Ramezani pointed out.
He went on to say: "I congratulate the dear people of Qom since one of the popular books at the 33rd Tehran International Book Fair was ‘Cry Alone’ centered on the life of Ashraf Sadat Montazeri, mother of the Sacred Defense martyr Mohammad Me'marian. This book was a best-selling at that edition of Tehran Book Fair."
Secretary of the 30th Book Week of Iran referred to as the first provincial book fair of the new Iranian government which is held in physical presence: "I hope that due to the virtue of the martyrs, we will have a successful book fair and books will become available to people.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ramezani said: "The image of book reading in Iranian society is imperfect. They ask whether people are reading books or not, the works which are published are welcomed or not. Based on statistics the publishing industry is the prime Iranian culture industry and is welcomed by people, but it has yet to find its true status."