Till 1996, the distribution and sale of books in Astan Quds Razavi was the responsibility of the Printing and Publishing Institution. Following the rapid increase in the number of titles of books published by the organizations affiliated to Astan Quds Razavi, the distribution and sale of the books also gained importance.
This Company started its activities in 1986, and expanded and developed itself through inaugurating several centers in Mashhad, Tehran, Qom and other cities.
Also attending the Book Fairs in the country or in other countries and international exhibitions is planned among the main duties of the company. Behnashr Company, in addition to distributing the periodicals and books of the cultural institutions of the Astan Quds Razavi organization, performs publication activities.
At present, this company enjoys seven bookshops and book exhibitions in Mashhad city, and three book-shops out of Mashhad. Furthermore, distributing books in the capital of provinces and large cities is perfomed by its agencies.