Mashhad BookCity Hosts ‘Sadr Reading’ Events During Muharram


Mashhad BookCity hosted a special event called “Sadr Reading” during the first ten days of Muharram this year. The sessions focused on studying and collectively reading the book “Journey of Martyrdom” written by Imam Musa al-Sadr, guided by Professor Seyyed Mohammad Farjadi. These gatherings took place over 11 evenings from July 7th, starting at 9 […]

Qazvin BookCity: Reviewing Darakāt


A cultural event centered on the critique and discussion of the book Darakāt took place at Qazvin BookCity on Friday, July 21, 2024. The event featured the book’s author, Mr. Arash Javaheri, alongside critics Ms. Fatemeh Sharifnejad and Mr. Kamran Soleimanian Moghaddam, with Ms. Zahra Alipour serving as the session’s moderator. Many literature enthusiasts attended the […]

A Discussion on the Ideas and Works of Hossein Atashparvar at Royan BookCity


Joseph Campbell, when asked, “Who today interprets the divinity inherent in nature for us, and who are the shamans of our age to revive forgotten myths?” responded, “It is the artists who undertake this task. The artist is the one who makes myths relevant again.” Another session in the series of literary meetings at Royan […]

BookCity’s Big Win: Institute Recognized with Prestigious Trade Honor


In a significant recognition of its contributions to Iran’s cultural and economic landscape, BookCity Institute was awarded the highest honor by the Iranian Trade Associations during the National Guilds Day celebration. The ceremony, held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, at the International Conference Hall of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), saw Mehdi Firoozan, […]

Book Review Event at Qazvin BookCity


On Thursday, June 21, 2024, Qazvin BookCity hosted a cultural event centered around the review and discussion of the book “A New Destiny” (سرنوشت تازه). This book explores the poetry of Nima Yushij, one of the most influential and groundbreaking figures in modern Iranian literature. Nima Yushij (1897-1960) is widely regarded as the father of […]

Alef BookCity: Space, Action, Event


On the 19th of June, a vibrant event titled “Space, Action, Event” was held at Alef BookCity. The event featured a unique presentation by the writers of the latest issue of the magazine “Kouche” in the form of short speeches on their creative topics under the theme “Space, Action, Event.” The event was organized in […]

“Biodiversity in Iran” Event Held at Alef BookCity


An event titled “A Dialogue on Biodiversity in Iran” was held on the evening of Sunday, June 10th, in collaboration with the Nature Institute at Alef BookCity. At the beginning of this event, an introduction was presented by Mr. Alireza Naderi and Mr. Masoud Johnson. They introduced the ecosystems of Iran, the biodiversity of plant […]

Book Launch Ceremony of “Mohammad-San” at Tehran’s Central Book City


The unveiling ceremony of the book “Mohammad-San: A Narrative of Development in Iran” authored by Dr. Hossein Ghorbani and narrated by Professor Mohammadreza Sarkar Arani was held in Central BookCity. This event took place on the evening of Tuesday, June 11, at the Central BookCity in Tehran, with the attendance of numerous university professors, faculty […]

Bridging Legal Frontiers: Diritto Comerciale Iraniano Published


A new book, titled Diritto Comerciale Iraniano (Iranian Commercial Law), has recently been released in Italian by Wolters Kluwer. Produced jointly by the BookCity Institute, University of Milan, and Wolters Kluwer International, this comprehensive 520-page volume serves as a conduit for commercial engagement between the historic cultures of Iran and Italy. It provides invaluable guidance […]

Announcement of Winners for the 11th and 12th Persian Flying Turtle Book Award


Works on Iran Top the List of Flying Turtle Book Award Winners On Sunday, March 10th, the jury panel for the Persian Flying Turtle Book Award announced the winners of the 11th and 12th editions, awarding the Golden and Silver Flying Turtle statuettes. Additionally, two pioneering figures in children’s and young adult literature were honored […]

BookCity Opens a Promising Branch in Ahvaz on World Book Day


BookCity, the largest chain bookstore in Iran with 87 branches across the country, has opened its 88th branch in the city of Ahvaz. The Ahvaz branch started its trial operation from the Iranian New Year and officially opened on May 3rd, coinciding with World Book Day. The new bookstore, located on the second floor of […]

The winners of Abolhasn Najafi Award announced


The winners of the 6th Abolhasan Najafi Award for the best translated book were announced at the closing ceremony held in BookCity. Narges Ghandilzadeh was selected as the best translator for her work, while Farid Dabir Moghadam and Haniyeh Pedram were chosen for their translations of “The Locust Day” and “In Search of a Link,” […]

2023 Abolhassan Najafi Award announces finalists


Nine Persian translations of books by foreign writers have been shortlisted for the 6th edition of the Abolhassan Najafi Award. A jury comprising Zia Movahed, Mahasti Bahreini, Abdollah Kowsari, Hossein Masumi Hamedani, Musa Asvar, Omid Tabibzadeh and Abtin Golkar selected the nominees from among 83 works, the Abolhassan Najafi Award Foundation announced on Tuesday. A […]

Book Launch: The Persian Translation of Hannah Arendt, For Love of the World


Originally published in 1982, this highly acclaimed, prize-winning biography of one of the foremost political philosophers of the twentieth century has been translated into Persian by Farhang Rajaei. Manoush Publishing has released ‘Hannah Arendt, for Love of the World’ in 728 pages. Rajaei will also make a speech on this work at the weekly programs […]

7th and 8th Reza Davari Prize Award Nominations


In honor of Professor Reza Davari Ardakani, Bookcity annually bestows the Davari Prize on some chosen PhD dissertations in philosophy. The inaugural prize was presented in 2015. Two eminent philosophical PhD dissertations received the Davari Prize during the 7th and 8th awards ceremony, which took place on December 13, 2022. The first was awarded to […]

The Bologna Conference on “Science, Philosophy and Literature in Iran From Gundishapur To Present Day”


The Sixth Bologna Conference on Iranian Studies, also known as VI CoBIran, is held with a focus on science, philosophy, and literature in Iran from Gondishapur until present day. This event is hosted by Department of Language, Literature and Modern Cultures (LILEC) and the Department of Cultural Heritage of the University of Bologna (DISCI) in […]

Appreciation of Czech Literature in Iran


The tripartite circles of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague are very important for understanding the intellectual culture of Central Europe. Many Czech poets and writers emerged from Prague and were introduced to Europe. Iranian readers are well-versed in the works of authors like Kafka, Kundera, and Klíma. But the Czechs know less about the literary activities […]

40th List of Flying Turtle Award is published


The online presentation ceremony of the 40th “Flying Turtle” list was held on Friday, August 29th at 6:00 PM and will be broadcasted on the Instagram

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