Interesting Book Stores Around the World : PHOTOS By IBT Staff Reporter On 12/22/11 AT 10:46 PM EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran A clergyman sits at his bookshop in Tabriz historic market, 633 km (393 miles) northwest of Tehran, early morning August 28, 2011. The Tabriz market was located along the Silk Road trade route and comprised of interlinked structures and spaces for various commercial, religious and educational uses. This market has been registered as a UNESCO heritage site on July 31, according to UNESCO's website. Photo: Reuters Ishwori Sapkota arranges books at her book store in Kathmandu December 18, 2011. She has been selling and buying second hand books for the past eighteen years. Photo: Reuters A Borders book store is shown in San Diego July 18, 2011. Borders Group Inc has entered talks to sell a small number of stores to retailer Books-A-Million Inc while hundreds of its other locations could be liquidated, according to two sources close to Borders' bankruptcy process. Photo: Reuters Residents shop for books at Mutanabi Street in Baghdad April 5, 2011. Reading books, buying books and discussing books are the defining pleasures of being a Baghdad intellectual, and for generations the life of the mind has orbited around this lane, the booksellers' market of the Iraqi capital. Four years ago, in a blow felt deeply by Iraq's intelligentsia, a car bomb killed 26 people here. Now, the street is again open, guarded and seemingly safe, and jammed every Friday with students, professors and professionals. Picture taken April 5, 2011. To match Feature IRAQ-BOOKS Photo: Reuters Former theology student Mevlude Aydemir reads a book in the old city of Istanbul January 29, 2008. Students may soon be allowed to wear the Muslim headscarf in Turkish universities, a watershed for a devout, growing middle class that has long complained of discrimination against its faith. Aydemir was expelled from her studies due to absenteeism in 1998 as she was unable to attend school while wearing a headscarf. Picture taken on January 29, 2008. To match feature TURKEY-HEADSCARF Photo: Reuters Sylvia Fleischer of German publishing house Droemer Knaur makes final adjustments on a huge bookshelf prior to the opening of the book fair in Frankfurt, October 5, 2010. The world's largest book fair, which will be officially opened by Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner later today, runs until October 10. Argentina is the guest of honour. Photo: Reuters A man looks at books on display at a stall in downtown Rome December 9, 2011. EU leaders agreed stricter budget rules for the euro zone on Friday, but failed to secure changes to the EU treaty among all 27 member states, meaning a deal will instead have to involve just euro zone states and any others that want to join. Photo: Reuters A man browses a selection of Islamic books at a shop in the old city of Cairo December 2, 2011.The Muslim Brotherhood's party and its ultra-conservative Salafi rivals looked set to top the polls in Egypt's election, to the alarm of many at home and abroad. Moderate Islamists have won elections in Tunisia and Morocco in the past two months. Photo: Reuters A woman offers used books for sale, most of them titles related to Cuba's 1959 revolution and Cuban heroes, at a street stall in Havana July 24, 2007. Cuba will celebrate the 54th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada military barracks led by Fidel Castro during the Fulgencio Batista regime in 1953 on July 26. Rumours that Castro might reappear, a year after emergency surgery forced him to hand over power, have swirled ahead of several anniversary events in Cuba's revolutionary calendar over the past year, but each time he has stayed away. Photo: Reuters A boy reads a book at a bookstore in Xiangfan, Hubei province April 6, 2006. China's economy is set to grow by around 9 percent this year, Qiu Xiaohua, the recently appointed head of the statistics bureau said. Despite prospects for robust growth ahead, Qiu underlined some problems that would cloud the economic picture. The high cost, relative to incomes, for healthcare, education and housing still posed a major problem for many, he said. Photo: Reuters Copies of the holy Koran are displayed for sale on the eighth day of the holy month of Ramadan along Broad Street, outside the central mosque in Lagos August 8, 2011. Photo: Reuters A Chinese vendor reads a newspaper while selling books under a bridge in Jinan, capital city of Shandong province July 29, 2004. In 2003, the 570 publishing houses nationwide published 190,391 books, including 110,812 new books, with a total sales volume of 46.16 billion yuan (US$5.57 billion), rising 6.14 per cent year-on-year, China Daily reported. Legally all publishing houses are state-owned organisations and private publishers are not allowed. Picture taken July 29, 2004. Photo: Reuters PreviousNextTake a lookt at the picture gallery of the most interesting bookstores of the world.