Iran's Book News Agency (IBNA) 11 May 2022 - 12:52 -------------------------------------------------- Title : ‎33rd Tehran Int'l Book Fair kicks off ‎ -------------------------------------------------- IBNA- The 33rd Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) kicked off today in both physical ‎presence and virtual forms and will run by May 21 at the Mosalla (Grand Prayer ‎Grounds) of Imam ‎Khomeini in Tehran. ‎ Text : Over 1700 Iranian as well as 170 foreign publishers have attended the event. The motto of the edition of Tehran International Book Fair is: "With Book, We Stay Safe". Qatar with a group of publishers is the guest of honor of the event.   As the top Iranian book event, TIBF has millions of visitors every year, including thousands of university students, scholars, and their families. A huge number of national visitors along with international exhibitors from different countries make this event one of the unique cultural events.   It is the first time after two years that Tehran International Book Fair is planned to be held in both physical presence and virtual.   Earlier, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, two editions of Tehran Virtual Book Fair were held for the first time in our country to meet the demands of Iranian publishers, authors, translators, book activists and of course people. The virtual event was born out of TIBF.   This year s fair is displaying more than 30,000 titles of books ‎published in 27 countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, India, Turkey, Italy, France, South Korea, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Tunisia, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Serbia, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Mexico and Bosnia are countries which will showcase their books in 33rd TIBF.   The International section of TIBF is an appropriate forum for those who have sold the rights of their books to international publishers or intend to do so; those Iranian publishers who have published books in foreign languages for international markets as well as those Iranian publishers and literary agencies interested in purchasing the rights of foreign books for publishing them in Persian in Iran.