8 Fact-Fruits From The World’s Biggest Book Garden.

The Guinness World Records documented the Barnes & Noble flagship bookstore in US (New York), having an area of 154,000 square feet and more than 12 miles of shelves, as the world’s biggest individual bookstore based on square footage since 1999. However, this record of the world’s largest brick-and-mortar bookstore is about to change with the inauguration, last week, of the Tehran Book Garden. On the other hand, perhaps a new category for the World Biggest Book Garden may have just been birthed.  Here are eight fact-fruits picked from the Book Garden that supports this record-breaking or record-making statement. Have a bite.    

1.      The Tehran Book Garden, located on Abbasabad Hills in the northeast of the city of Tehran, covers an area of 65,000 square meters (about 700,000 square feet).

2.      The Book Garden is to serve the educational and cultural needs of visitors to the complex as well as guests to the annual Tehran International Book Fair.

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3.      The roof of the garden is made of a large green park that people can use for reading.

4.      The Book Garden has 10 movie theaters and amphitheatres, science halls, classrooms, a restaurant, a prayer room and volumes of diverse literature.

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5.      It will host more than 35 million book titles in four major sections and will open throughout the year.

6.      It has more than 400,000 titles for kids alone with a part of the garden having short shelves so children can easily reach for books.

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7.      It has Permanent bookshops and shops offering cultural products, art gallery, artificial lake, children's halls and a robotics club.

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8.      It is family-friendly such that families can spend a whole day in the Garden while enjoying benefits of several art, cultural and welfare facilities and services. Families can also reach the garden directly via the subway at the Haqqani Metro Station.