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.

In the crowded reading room of the Regional Library "Petko R. Slaveykov" prof. Petar Stoyanovich presented his book "Unending Time. "

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On 09. 04. as part of the initiative "Autographed Book Lobby" in the hall of the reading room visited the famous writer Boyka Asiova.

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Илиан Илиев -фотограф

The meeting of the students, specialty "Catering" of the "Dr. Vasil Beron" Technical School with the culinary photographer and winner of 9 culinary "Oscars" Ilian Iliev was very exciting.

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On 8 April in the reading room of the RB "P. Р. The book "Messenger of Men's Times - Memories of Grigor Vachkov" was presented on April 8th.

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Our guests were Ivan Granitski - founder and owner of the publishing house "Zahari Stoyanov" and Stoyan Raichevski - public figure, publicist, politician, historian and ethnographer.

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Симеон Цветков

On 3 April in the reading room of the RL "P. Р. Slaveykov" - V. The new book by Dr. Simeon Tsvetkov "The Small Arms in the Bulgarian Army. Volume One 1879-1918 : Orders and Supplies".

Dr. Simeon Tsvetkov is a historian by education, works at the Regional History Museum - V. Tarnovo., curator in the Department of Ethnography at the museum. He is also the manager of the Regional Branch of the Tradition Club in the old capital. Dr. Tsvetkov is an expert on firearms and cold weapons.

"Hand firearms in the Bulgarian army" was presented by Assoc. Milen Mihov, who is also a reviewer of the book. And the author, Dr. Tsvetkov shared with the large audience curious facts about the arming of the Bulgarian army, the type of firearms, their numbers, etc.

Among the guests were colleagues from the Regional History Museum - V. Tarnovo, State Military History Archive, History Museum - Gorna Oryahovitsa.

The premiere of the book is part of the rich cultural program of the ninth book exhibition "Foyer of the autographed book".

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On 02.04.2024, in the framework of the ninth edition of the "Autographed Book Foyer",

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With increased interest and guests from Sevlievo, Gabrovo, Dryanovo, Lyaskovets, a meeting with the historian Lyudmil Radev was held on 23 March 2024 in the reading room of RL "P. R. Slaveykov".

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On March 21, 2024 at 15.00 in the foyer of the Regional Library were awarded the prizes in the annual contest My hometown.

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On 27.02.2024 at the Regional Library "Petko R. Slaveykov", gr. Our guests were the translator of Basque literature and language - Maria Pachkova and Plamen Dimitrov - the author of the book "The wine between life and death".

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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

+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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