Regional Library Petko R. Slaveykov

Veliko Tarnovo

On April 17, within the framework of the "Autographed Book Lobby", Tsanko Lalev visited the American College "Arkus" in Veliko Tarnovo.

The work of each author is multilayered - with amplitudes of lyrical and dramatic tones, rhythmically or dissonantly intertwining along the spirals of time. Thoughts, tremors, revelations in verse and prose. That's why the staff of the American College Arcus welcomed today its guest - the writer Tsanko Lalev, recalling to him lyrical pieces, offspring of his youth, accompanied by classical music. Magdalena Hristova and Dara Janabetska (Ha class) performed the poems "Sand Quarry" and "Birdcage" accompanied by Desislava Dobreva (IXa class) on flute and Kaloyan Vashkov (XIa class) on piano. The audience enjoyed another musical performance of cello trio - Eva Dimitrova (VIIa class); flute - Margarita Mochukova (VIIa class) and piano - Kaloyan Vashkov (XIa class). This was followed by a conversation with Tsanko Lalev, who told the audience about the creative excitement surrounding the creation of his debut novel "The House of the Bees"; about his interest in history, folklore and mythology, as well as about his emotional connection to our city of Veliko Tarnovo. The presenters, Mirena Petkova and Mila Tabakova (Class X-В), asked questions about the mythological creatures and bogomil beliefs that the author introduces us to in this work.  The meeting ended with the promise to be the beginning of a good creative friendship and of course - with autographs. On April 18, 2024, within the 9th edition of the Foyer of the autographed book 2024, the writer Tsanko Lalev visited the students of 8, 9 and 10 grade of "Emilian Stanev" Secondary School.The author presented his newest work - his first novel - "The Bees' Home".In the novel, Tsanko Lalev tells in a fascinating way, like a fairy tale, about the present and past Middle Ages of Bulgaria at the time of the Assenevts.The author has revealed a metaphor of what The House of the Bees is really about, what prompted him to write the novel and why it tells of real and fantasy in parallel.The meeting-talk was exciting, with a lot of attention and interesting questions from the students, which the writer answered engagingly.Ms. Desislava Dobreva also introduced the Hermes Publishing House to the students.

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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Emotions

  • 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

Ролята на библиотекаря в дигиталната ера (чрез опита на Народна библиотека „Петко Р. Славейков“ - Велико Търново, в реализирането на проекти с европейско финансиране)

Статия на доц. д-р Калина Иванова в сп. Везни за проектната дейност на библиотеката 

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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!

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