Centuries Echoing Through Pages
In the heart of Tehran's 15 Khordad Street, the Islamiyeh bookstore is a living piece of history. Originally from Shiraz, it made its way to the capital over a century ago, carrying Seyyed Mohammad Ali Shirazi's passion for knowledge. Under the care of Seyed Jalal Kitabchi, known as Haji, the bookstore has weathered changes, surviving the shifting streets of Reza Shah's era, and has stood for 120 years. Filled with old prints and handwritten manuscripts, Islamiyeh's shelves invite visitors to explore the rich history of literature. Despite today's changing reading habits, Islamiyeh remains resilient, adapting to the evolving times while retaining the charm of a bygone era.