Over 105,000 titles published in Iran over past year

April 21, 2020 - 18:25

TEHRAN – Over 105,000 book titles have been published in Iran during the national calendar year of 1398 (March 20, 2019-2020).

The price of books has been doubled compared to the year 1397, Book House, a private Iranian organization that publishes information about books being published in Iran, reported on Tuesday.

Out of the total number of publications, 75,644 book titles have been authored by the Iranian writers, and 29,941 titles are translated books.

The number of all books in circulation in the year 1398 was 148,981,126 copies, which represents an increase of over 23 percent in the number of books compared to 1397.  

The number of children’s books published in the year was 38,910, 247, which was the highest in numbers compared to previous years.

The average price of a book in 1398 was about 350,000 rials (about $8), but in 1397 it was about 180,000 rials (about $4). 

Photo: People are seen in a Tehran bookstore in an undated photo. (Tehran Picture Agency/Shayan Mehrabi) 


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