Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) (22-26 August 2018) was held in the Beijing’s International Exhibitions Center. Currently, this book fair is categorized as one of four authentic international book fairs in the world.
In the last BIBF, more than 2500 publishers from 93 countries sold their latest releases about various subjects. More than 20000 people including publishers, distributors, literary delegates and digital media companies participated in this book fair, as well. The Islamic Republic of Iran’s booth succeeded to exhibit more than 250 selected literary books and also some works about history, arts, literature, and language of Iran and Iranology in Chinese language.
Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, Iran Cultural Fairs Institute, Al-Mustafa International University and Soore Mehr Publication presented their cultural activities in this fair. Likewise, on the efforts made by the cultural advisor of Iran, the Day of Iran ceremony was held on the sidelines of the fair.
On the sidelines of this event, an exhibition of the world’s illustrators, called “2018 BIBF Ananas Illustration Exhibition” was held which was attended by illustrators from various countries of the world. Hamideh Khosravian was ranked third in this competition. In 2017, Islamic Republic of Iran took part in BIBF as the special visitor and China will participate as the special visitor to Tehran International Book Fair in 2019.