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Afghanistan Publishers Union to establish bookstore in Tehran
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A bookstore in Kabul
A bookstore in Kabul
TEHRAN – The Afghanistan Publishers Union has plans to establish a bookstore in Tehran to sell Afghan books in the coming months.
About 80 percent of the books in Afghanistan are currently being published in Iran, since both countries enjoy the same language, Union Head Ajmal Azem told the Persian service of IRNA on Saturday.
Azem who is in Iran for further collaboration with Iran, said that Iranian authors Ali Shariati, Morteza Motahhari and Badiozzaman Foruzanfar are among the most famous authors in Afghanistan.
He also asked for more collaboration between Iranian and Afghan publishers 
“Afghanistan makes use of Iranian books in various fields of literature, history and psychology, but not in academics, medicine and engineering, since those books seem to be hard, so we need to publish Afghan books,” he said.
He added that 350 members are collaborating with the union, out of which 25 are publishers and the rest are booksellers in Afghanistan.
The publication industry is a new industry in Afghanistan, having been established for 10 years. “About 300 to 400 new books are published in Afghanistan every year,” he added.

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Last Updated on 25 January 2014 16:42