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Regional Library
Petko R. Slaveykov

Regional Public library „Petko R. Slaveykov”

The library holds a collection of 600,000 paper and digital works and serves 10 000 visitors annually

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Book foyer
Regional Library
Petko R. Slaveykov


from 5 June 2024 to 15 September 2024
under the patronage of Mr. Ventsislav Spirdonov - Chairman of the Veliko Tarnovo Municipal Council

Big & small
Regional Library
Petko R. Slaveykov

Library for everyone - big and small

We organise various interesting events, and competitions throughout the year open for all age groups

Annual Competitions

Part of the Library's rich cultural calendar are the competitions that take place throughout the year. Library professionals are involved in their organisation.

Digital Library

A collection of digital copies of unique old printed, rare and valuable books, periodicals and archival documents of local history.

Scientific Conference

Since 2002 the Regional National Biibliotheque "Petko R. Slaveykov" - Veliko Tarnovo has been the main organizer of the National Scientific Conference "Libraries-Reading-Communications"

Upcoming Events

Past Events

03 Jul 2024

The multiplier event of the Mobile low-cost digitizing of vintage films - MobiReel project, which was held on June 19, 2024, was interesting.

05 Jun 2024

P.R. Slaveykov Regional Library hosted the premiere for Veliko Tarnovo of the documentary film "ROADS AND SHADOWS AT THE END OF THE BAREFOOT SPRING" on June 5, 2024.

The screenwriters of the film are Nevelina Popova, Mihail Meltev; Director: Mihail Meltev; Cinematographer: Boyko Kalev; Composer: Georgi Tsvetkov; PRODUCER: "MELTIAN" EOOD, with the support of the National Film Center

This is the first film about Petko R. Slaveikov: the story of a self-made folk poet and leader born in Veliko Tarnovo. This is a story about the collision of the patriarchal and the modern, of ideals and practicality in the complex personality of the great renaissance man, about the unknown paths of poetic enlightenment and the fateful incorporation of the poet's personal destiny into a masterpiece poem that we grew up with - "The Spring of the White Leg".

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Event Calendar

 Regional Library Petko R. Slaveykov in Veliko Tarnovo city is the largest public information centre in Northern Bulgaria.


Recommended Books

The war of the Faiths

  • Author: Lyudmila Filipova
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Enthusiast
  • ISBN: 9786191645473
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 416

1393 Tarnovgrad. Bayazid the Lightning has led his troops to the last fortress of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. And Tsar Ivan Shishman flees, leaving the defence of the city in the hands of a cleric beloved by the people. 1443 Southern France.

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How to be happy

  • Author: Ariane Sherin, David Conrad
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Ciela
  • ISBN: 9789542845874
  • Year of publication: 2024
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 256

Happiness... We all pursue it relentlessly, but it has the bad habit of slipping away from us as deftly and sneakily as an eel smeared with oil.

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The Iron Daughter (Iron Fairies 2)

  • Author: Julie Kagawa
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Probook
  • ISBN: 9786197733068
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 480

The Skipper of Seasons is stolen, the Winter Prince is killed, and the only living witness is Megan. The truth must come out, but once she falls captive to the Winter Fairies, Megan realizes the true meaning of her beloved Ash's words.

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Kingdom of the Dreaded (Kingdom of the Damned 3)

  • Author: Kerri Maniscalco
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Ciela
  • ISBN: 9789542844457
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 440

Emilia was willing to do anything to find her sister Vitoria's killer. Even sell her soul and accept to live in Hell.

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  • Author: Leonard Mlodinov
  • Language: bulgarian
  • Publisher: Ciela
  • ISBN: 9789542845010
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Cover: soft
  • Pages: 264

Our emotions take us to the depths of grief and the heights of joy. They are the dominant driver behind our choices and actions, the reason we formulate and achieve our goals.

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Annual Competitions

"/Un/solved case"

The National Crime Writing Contest, under the general title of "/The/ Unsolved Case," will launch in 2021. The contest is held over a one- or two-month period, traditionally during the fall season of a given calendar year.

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Summer campaign "Come to the library"

The Summer Campaign "Come to the Library" is an initiative, conceptually designed to provoke the students from I to XII grade from Veliko Tarnovo, who are readers of RL "Petko R. Slaveykov" to read more and more books during the summer holidays.

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"My hometown"

With the longest and most successful implementation is the annual competition "My hometown". Its first edition was in 2000 and has since become a favorite and recognizable for the participants from the city and the region.

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Foyer of the book with an autograph

Regional Library "Petko R. Slaveykov" - Veliko Tarnovo over the last ten years has established an extremely prestigious cultural event, which is the "Foyer of the book with an autograph". The philosophy of this forum is related to the promotion of Bulgarian printed book production not only in the region, but also nationally.

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Latest News

Luizina Savkova - Head of Regional Activities Department at the Ministry of Culture passed away

We are deeply saddened to announce that Luizina Savkova, Head of Regional Activities at the Directorate for International Cooperation, European Programmes and Regional Activities of the Ministry of Culture, has left us.

She is an incredible creative personality, a great professional, dedicated to her work, a cultural worker with outstanding services to Bulgarian literature and culture.

Ms Savkova joined the Ministry of Culture in 2004 and since then she has worked her way up the career ladder in the institution - through the expert positions to the Head of the Regional Activities Department in the Directorate for International Cooperation, European Programmes and Regional Activities.

Colleagues in the Ministry say that she filled each of the positions she held with her unique personality and always sought to add something extra to every situation, no matter how complex. Colleagues at the National Library of St. Cyril and Methodius", from the regional and municipal libraries in the country, from the Bulgarian Library and Information Association, from the community centers, as well as many other organizations, partnered with Mrs. Savkova on various cases and thanks to the good cooperation with her our common cause of promoting the Bulgarian book enjoyed many successes.

National Award "Hristo G. Danov Award for contribution to Bulgarian literary culture, the National Children's Book Festival organized by the Regional Library "Sava Dobroplodni", the programs "The Return of the Book" and "Bulgarian Libraries - Contemporary Centers for Reading and Awareness" - these are only a very small part of the important initiatives for the Ministry of Culture, in which Luizina put all her heart and soul.

The Minister of Culture Nayden Todorov and the team of the Ministry of Culture express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Luizina Savkova! Her friendship, responsiveness and collegiality will not be forgotten, because she "wrote" the novel of her life with great wisdom and dignity.
A deep bow!

Diploma for RL "P. R. Slaveykov

In mid-June 2024, the director of the P. R. Slaveykov Regional Library - Assoc. Dr. Kalina Ivanova received a diploma for partnership and promotion of the documents of the State Archive - Veliko Tarnovo.

The certificate was presented by Dr. Tihomir Tonkov, Directorate of "Regional State Archives" - Veliko Tarnovo.

RL "P. R. Slaveykov" thanks the team of DA - Veliko Tarnovo for the good cooperation during the long years of partnership and wishes for more joint successful activities in the future as well!

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Regional Public Library

Petko R. Slaveykov

5000 Veliko Tarnovo

2, Ivanka Boteva

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kalina Ivanova


+359 62 620208

+359 88 9 297 269

Dr. Ivan Aleksandrov

Deputy Director

+359 62 628098

+359 88 8 790 104

Branch 'Buzludzha'

8, Denyo Chokanov st.

+359 62 648 803

Main Building

2, Ivanka Boteva st.

+359 62 627 901

Art Department

8, Krakov st.

+359 62 630 410

Department for Senior Readers 'Snejana Yaneva'

7, Simeon Veliki st.

+359 62 641 856

Branch 'Slaveiche'

7, Simeon Veliki st.

Children's Department

+359 62 641 856

Foreign Language Centre 'Eagle'

7, Simeon Veliki st.

+359 62 646 916

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