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Iranian driver turns cab into library


Tehran: A taxi driver in Iran’s Rasht city has lodged his car with books in a bid to encourage his passengers to read in his taxi, the media reported.

Sahel Filsoof, who has turned his shuttle taxi into a mobile library, believes that people could solve many of their problems by reading books, Xinhua news agency reported.

“The idea to lodge my taxi with books hit me long time ago,” Filsoof told IRNA, adding that he thought reading books may provide the public with mental fodder.

His taxi exhibits some 50 books on different subjects, including psychology, children and history, and the fans of his taxi-library are mostly women and young men, he was quoted as saying.

According to Filsoof, he asked the authorities of the public libraries across the northern province of Gilan to support his move and he was granted scores of books to increase the quality of his mobile library.

“When I come across a passenger who asks me for a book to read, I just realise I am doing a good job,” he said.

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