Ali Akbar Ash'ari told IRNA that people's enthusiasm during 10 days of the book fair showed publicity for books is one of the most important issues in the country and holding a big event like Tehran book fair for 10 days cannot shoulder this responsibility alone.
He added that book garden will not be a permanent bookstore alone, but it aims to promote book reading and uplift quality of published books. It focuses on 16 specialized subjects and will hold specialized exhibitions throughout the year.
Head of Tehran Book Garden noted that people going to the garden will be in a calm place where they can read books, see films in 6 modern theaters, and watch musical concerts.
Ash'ari stated that book garden will be an important step ahead for promoting quality and quantity of book publishing and will lead to a great development in the field f book and book reading in Iran.