Tehran Taxi Library


A taxi driving husband-and-wife team converted their cab into a library with more than 40 titles, reports The Wall Street Journal. Mehdi Yazdany and Sarvenaz Heraner sell about 30 books a day, but also give away books to passengers who don’t have the money to pay. Iran’s international disputes have hurt Tehran’s economy in recent years. Up next, the couple plan on opening a “coffee-shop-book-store-reading-room.”

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