Regional Library Petko R. Slaveykov

Veliko Tarnovo

Past Events

The library allows speakers, authors, schools and various organizations to use the post rooms in the building to lecture, hold meetings, and introduce their new books. If you too are looking for a post office and convenient location for your event you can contact us.

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

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The Veliko Tarnovo journalist Elena Chamurkova presented her fourth novel "Salvation" as part of the "Autographed Book Foyer" programme.

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The culinary photographer Ilian Iliev told Veliko Tarnovo residents at the Wine Tasting Centre of Samovodska Charshia curious facts from his life and work , as well as about his joint project with chef Svetlana Ilieva, one of the stars of Hell's Kitchen.

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On 16 April 2024 in the foyer of the RL "P. R. Slaveykov" - Veliko Tarnovo was opened Exhibition of Staiko Nikolov with cartoons from the collection of the Art Gallery "N. Pavlovich", exhibits from the museum "Aleko Konstantinov" - Svishtov

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On 16 April in the reading room of the RL "P. R. Slaveykov" visited the honorary citizen of Lyaskovets - the writer Stoyan Tsonev.

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On 16 April, on the occasion of the 127th anniversary of the birth of the great actor Konstantin Kisimov in the RB "P. Р. "Kisimov Readings" dedicated to the birth of Konstantin Kisimov were held. Students from the Pedagogical Faculty of "St. Cyril and Methodius students performed works of Veliko Tarnovo authors (anthology Yanislav Yankov and excerpts from the book by Danila Raicheva "One and the same woman").

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Nikolay Kanev
On 15 April in the Reading Room of the RB "P. Р. Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov - Rector of the University of Transport "St. Kiril and Methodius", Prof. Dr. Nikolay Kanev - Deputy Rector for Scientific Research and Artistic Activity, Prof. Dr. Krasimira Mutafova - Director of the Information-Library and Publishing Complex at St. St. Cyril and Methodius University of Transport. Cyril and Methodius" and prof. Prof. Plamen Pavlov.

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On 15 April at the Art Department of the RB "P. Р. An interesting musical and poetic evening took place on the 15th of April. The occasion was the presentation of two poetry collections by prof. "Prayer for Love" and "Wings on Borrowed Time". The meeting with the artist from Turnov is part of the Ninth edition of the Foyer of the autographed book 2024. Р. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Veliko Tarnovo Municipality and in partnership with the University of Transport "St. Petersburg". The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Veliko Tarnovo and the Ministry of Culture of St. The event was held in partnership with the Bulgarian Book Association.

In addition to the presentation of the two poetry collections, prof. Tsatsinov arranged an exhibition of his graphics, which will remain in the Art Department until the end of the month.

Galina Gantsarova made the poetic evening even more enjoyable with a piano performance. And at the end the guests had the opportunity to buy poetry books and get an autograph from the author prof. Hristo Tsatsinov.

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Христо Цацинов

On 12 April in the packed hall of RB "P. Р. Slavejkov" were presented two collections of poetry by prof. "Prayer for Love" and "Wings on Loan". The meeting with the Tarnovo artist is part of the Ninth edition of the Autographed Book Foyer 2024. Р. It is supported by the Ministry of Culture , Veliko Tarnovo Municipality and in partnership with the University of St. Petersburg. The event was held in partnership with the Bulgarian Book Association.

Prof. Hristo Tsatsinov is a long-standing lecturer in graphic arts at VTU, a saxophonist in various Tarnovo bands, and presented his two poetry collections to the guests in the library. In the foyer of the library there is an exhibition of prints by prof. Hristo Tsatsinov.

The meeting was attended by Lyuben Bosilkov - the publisher of the poetry collections and Vanya Panayotova, whose work is their artwork. The news of the evening is that prof. Hristo Tsatsinov is preparing a third book of poems and read some of his new poems, and the publisher will again be Lyuben Bosilkov.

To make the enjoyment more complete, the poetry evening was joined by flutists Nevena Stancheva and Miroslava Petkova from Em. Stanev" with teacher Milena Nikolova. They performed in a duet "Pavane" by Gabriel Fauré. Igor Dundalov /clarinet and saxophone/ and Christian Dundalov /synthesizer/ played for all guests. Martin Krastev, a student of prof. Srebra Mihaleva, also contributed to the pleasant musical and poetic atmosphere.


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Our guests were Dr. Rositsa Petrova - scriptwriter of the film and director of the RB "Sava Dobroplodni" in the town of Sofia. The film was directed by Hristo Simeonov and the film crew.

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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

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Main Building

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Art Department

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Children's Department

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