One year after the country was not represented, Afghanistan books are once again at the Frankfurt International Book Fair.
In this exhibition, books from more than 100 countries are displayed.
Officials of Aazem publications said that more than 350 cultural, political, educational, religious, historical books that were printed in Afghanistan have been exhibited in this international book exhibition.
“We tried so hard in these past 8 years to find a position for Afghanistan here and to show Afghanistan's position better and better,” said Ajmal Aazem, head of Aazem Publications.
Meanwhile several book sellers have complained about the decline in book sales in Kabul and said that in the past year the culture of education has decreased.
“The situation of the last year has affected books and worsened the market for books. Previously students studied more but now they don’t have the motivation,” said Fahim Farhan, a book seller.
“Buying and selling books has become worse compared to previous years,” said Barakat Ullah, a book buyer.
Some booksellers said that the lack of good markets for books resulted in bookstores being closed and if this situation continues more stores will close.