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Tehran Book Garden (Persian: باغ کتاب تهران, [Baqe-e Ketab]) is one of those unique and fantastic urban spaces which had been needed hardly by millions of population and thousands of students of Tehran. A cultural and dynamic atmosphere has provided a window to wisdom as well as has turned into an identity for Tehran. Tehran Book Garden has obtained positive feedback internationally. If you are a bibliophile or a student, the Book Garden can suit your needs. If you have children and are looking for a quiet environment with facilities for children, the book garden is an attractive option for a scientific and recreational tour. Finally, if you are not in any of these groups and only want to spend a different afternoon, the Book Garden is still a unique option for browsing.
Previously, the only considerable experience of books and bookstores of Tehran was the Tehran International Book Fair. Although it has been held for many years and has a large audience, it is a temporary fair. The book garden is designed to meet the constant need of the capital's residents for cultural products, especially books. Tehran Book Garden is a multi-year project that has been set up in the hills of Abbasabad and next to the National Library of Iran by several years of efforts to design a dynamic urban space for the well-read.
Tehran Book Garden is the vastest collection of books and scientific entertainment in Iran has been built on two floors with an area of 65,000 square meters. This complex is the largest bookstore in Iran. According to Newsweek magazine, it is one of the largest bookstores in the world.
Tehran Book Garden is classified and designed in main four blocks:
Block A: Baharestan
Block A is called Baharestan, dedicated to children. On the ground floor, there is a bookstore for children and teenagers. Sculptures of more than 30 memorable cartoon characters have been installed on this floor, inside and outside the bookstore. Other spaces related to this section include a cafe for children and a robotics club located on the upper floor of the bookstore of this complex.
Block B: Khyalestan
Khyalestan is a narrow passage about 60 meters long that connects the two blocks A and C. In this passage, there are two walkways that can be used. Powerful projectors on both sides of this passage show the pedestrians imaginative and attractive pictures and videos.
Block C: Negarestan
Eleven cinemas and theaters on the ground, basement, and roof offer services to those interested in performing arts and movies. On this floor, there are an art shop and a cinema café. There is also a children's science garden on the first floor designed for children between 7 and 12 years old). The main entrance of Tehran Book Garden is also located in this block.
Block D: Sarvestan
This block includes a bookstore and a store for adult cultural products. The Teen Science Garden, for children 12 years and older, is situated on the first floor. In the basement of this block, a vast gallery and café gallery will welcome those interested invaluable works of art. This gallery is one of the vastest galleries in Tehran.
The roof of Book Garden
The roof of the Book Garden is a collection of green spaces and cafes reached by either using the elevator or by the various stairs on the east side of the Book Garden. Tehran Book Garden summer cinema with a capacity of 500 people is located on this roof.
Other services and facilities of the book garden: Mother and child room, Paradise Hub shared workspace, Baby carrier, Shahr publication printing center, Hamkara club (research desks for youth and teenagers), Biology Club, several cafes in the various sections, The Robokids Interactive Amusement Park, The Art Shop (cultural products store) and Khaneye Koodak (a place dedicated to children playing).
Address 1: Tehran Book Garden, National Library exit, Haqqani Highway, Vanak Square
Address 2: Tehran Book Garden, the exit of Islamic Revolution and Holy Defence Museum and the Book Garden of Tehran, Shahid Hemmat Highway
Address 3: Tehran Book Garden (direct route), 10-minute walk from the Islamic Revolution and Holy Defence Museum, Haqqani Metro station
Postal Code: 1536613114
Phone Number (IVR): (009821)96045500
Phone Number (public relations and international affairs): (009821)96045750