Books

With its rich literary tradition, including luminaries such as Rumi, Omar Khayyam, Hafez and Ferdowsi, the written and spoken word remains an endless source of inspiration and discovery in today’s Iran.

Mohammad Qaed

We can’t help but look at the past through a modern prism

A veteran translator and journalist shares his thoughts on history and how the past should be viewed.

Tehran International Book Fair

IFP: The Tehran International Book Fair is well underway in its new home at Shahr-e Aftab (Sun City) south of the capital, Tehran. Visitors...
World’s Largest and Smallest Qurans

World’s Largest and Smallest Qurans Unveiled in Iran

In a ceremony held on Sunday, July 3, in the central Iranian city of Qom, the world’s largest and most valuable Quran was unveiled.

Creator of A Separation in a close-up

Face to Face with Asghar Farhadi, a book by Esmaeil Mihandoust, offers a vivid portrait of the renowned Oscar-winning Iranian film director.

A look at the performance of the Iranian nation throughout history

The result of 14 long years of efforts by a large number of researchers comes out in the form of The Comprehensive History of Iran.

Italian Professor: Malek Manuscript Collection is Valuable and Peerless

Amos Bertolacci from Scuola Normale Superiore University visited the Malek National Library and Museum, and studied the oldest version of Shifa’, the immortal work of Avicenna.

Over 60 foreign publishers to participate in Tehran Intl. Book Fair

Sixty-five publishing companies from around the world will showcase their latest offerings at the 29th Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) during May.
Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad

Perils of holy ignorance

Prominent Shiite thinker Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad expounds on his book on the so-called holy ignorance.
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Overdue Book Returned to San Francisco Library after 100 Years

A long lost library book, ironically titled Forty Minutes Late, finally made its way back to its rightful home after a century.
world’s most ancient Bibles

Tabriz is home to one of the world’s most ancient Bibles

Representatives of the Vatican proposed on several occasions to buy it from Tabriz Library and were ready to offer a blank check in return, Manuchehr Jafari said.

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