TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iran opened the 27th International Book Fair in Tehran in a ceremony attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Iranian Minister of Culture Ali Jannati, Rouhani's Legal Advisor Elham Amin-Zadeh and Tehran's Governor Hossein Hashemi.
The opening ceremony is slated to be held on April 29 at 10:00 am local time (0530 GMT) at Tehran's Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Grounds (Mosalla).
Over 2,500 domestic and 1,700 foreign publishers attend the exhibition and more than five million people visit the fair every year.
Some 2,480 Iranian and over 1,600 international publishers flocked to the last year’s edition of the TIBF.
The international publishers were from 77 countries such as Britain, Germany, India, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia and the United States.
.The book fair is held annually as a social and cultural phenomenon with book displays, panel discussions and publishing deals
The fair is considered the most significant event of its kind in Asia and the Middle East and a major venue for publishers and book lovers to exchange opinions and experiences.
The 27th edition of the TIBF will run from April 30 through May 10, 2014