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Unprecedented book price rises in Iran

Unprecedented book price rises in Iran

Publication figures for April show price hikes of over 88 percent for books in Iran which has been unprecedented to date. At the same time, publishers have reduced their output by 18 percent.

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Ambassador honors Bern University professor

Ambassador honors Bern University professor

Iran’s Ambassador to Switzerland Mohammad Reza Haji Karim Jabbari on Monday appreciated the Swiss Iranologist Professor Johann Christoph Burgel for his outstanding contributions to the Islamic and Iranian studies as well as his invaluable translations in the field of Persian language and history.

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Cambridge University Press new book on Iran

Cambridge University Press new book on Iran

The Cambridge University Press will be releasing a book entitled “Both Eastern and Western” in August 2018 on the intellectual history in Iran. The Press has explained the synopsis as follows:  

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Paris exhibition hosts Iranian publishing houses

Paris exhibition hosts Iranian publishing houses

Iran is participating at the 38th Paris Book Fair “Livre Paris”. The Book Fair is host to fifty countries this year including Iran, from 16-19 March 2018 at Porte de Versailles. Around 700 books will be on display at the Iran stand, including fiction literature, religion, holy defense, Iranology, and children and young adults.  

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Digitalized Persian manuscripts unveiled

Digitalized Persian manuscripts unveiled

The portal for digitalized Persian manuscripts has been unveiled in Iran by the first Vice President, Eshaq Jahanguiri, Gloria Pérez-Salmerón, President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and Ashraf Borujerdi, President of the National Library and Archives Organization of Iran (NLAI).

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Exquisite Christian books exhibited at Christmas

Exquisite Christian books exhibited at Christmas

Iran’s National Library has placed its collection of exquisite documents and a Bible manuscript on display for Christmas. Christmas is celebrated in Iran on 25 December not only by Christians, but Muslims also join them to usher in the New Christian Year. Apart from churches and certain streets in Iran, governments centers also organize Christmas events. This year, the National Library has organized an exhibition of its priceless Bible manuscript and other books on Christianity at its Book and Archives Museum from Christmas Day for two weeks.  

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See the oldest Persian book

See the oldest Persian book

“The Divan of Hafez – An explanation of his poems” is the oldest book in Persian at the Royal Library Museum of the Niavaran Cultural Complex. It will be displayed here for ten days. This priceless book is an explanation of the sonnets of the renowned 14th century Poet, Hafez, by Mohammad Sudi, Bosnian researcher and translator. It is the oldest Persian book at the Royal Library Museum.

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