Before the U.S. media begins flooding the airwaves with propaganda about the Iranian “enemy”, I thought it would be a good time to share this story. Mahdieh Ahmadi is a 23 year-old woman from the city of Arak in the province of Markazi. Last year she decided to convert an old mini-bus into a mobile bookstore. She hoped to encourage reading and literacy for women and children in the city by making books more accessible.
Ahmadi has been involved with books since early childhood. Her grandfather opened the first permanent bookstore in Arak. Currently, her father, sisters and brother run book shops in Arak, too.
Her bookmobile is located at a stationary place at the moment. She has to wait until she qualifies for a license to drive a large commercial vehicle.