As the representatives of Iran, Iran Cultural Fairs Institute along with some other publishers participated in the Doha International Book Fair (January 9 – 18, 2020).
Iranian booth showcased 400 book titles from 30 different publishers on religion, academic, children and young adults, literature etc. Also introducing Iran’s publishing industry and related centers, plans designed to support translation and publishing Iranian books in the international markets through introducing and inviting foreign publishers to participate in the Tehran international book fair were among other programs of this booth.
Ahmad bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud, Chairman of Consultative Assembly of Qatar, Salah bin Ghanim Al Ali, Qatari Minister of Youth and Sports along with a group of officials of Doha Book Fair visited Iran’s booth. Also, Ghader Ashena, surrogate of director of Tehran International Book Fair and Managing Director of Iran Cultural Fairs Institute paid a visit to Jasem Ahmad Aboleinin, Head of Doha Book Fair.
In this meeting, Aboleinin said, “we expect that cultural and scientific exchange between Iran and Qatar would not limited to this fair.
We know very well that the Persian civilization is a very deep and enriched one and it is not just the Doha’s people view to Iran, but it is a global view to Iran.” Ashena invited Aboleinin to visit Tehran International Book Fair 2020.
Doha Book Fair is one of authenticate book fairs in the Persian Gulf region and as the result of considerable requests from international and regional publishers to present in this fair, it has become very famous and known within the past years.
Initially, it was opened in 1972 and continued by 2002 biannually and since 2002 it is held annually. For its first year, Doha Book Fair hosted only 20 international publishers; while today more than 800 publishers from 31 countries are gathered in a space larger than 29000 sq-ms.