Publishers and authors will flock to Lviv in the middle of September for a Lviv book forum, a literature market and festival. The official opening ceremony will be held September 9. Founded in 1994, it gathers not only publishers, writers or readers, but also celebrities, sportsmen, famous politicians, members of NGOs, educators, translators, journalists. Many new publishers and scarce editions are presented here. The forum is a very good chance for young publishers and authors.
Publishers from different countries are to attend the forum. The organizers announced some guests from Zimbabwe, Egypt, China, Belarus, Estonia, Brazil, Latvia, Israel, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Finland, Russia (last year they were forbidden to participate), and France (special guest in 2015) to come this year.
Among the main thematic platforms are Women themes, Culinary, Men's Club, Historical truth, Children’s’ Playground, and School. The guest will have an opportunity to attend author readings, lectures, workshops, and discussion clubs.
Оver 900 publishing houses and over 300 authors presented their books in the Lviv Palace of Culture, its yard and downtown in the centre. NGO “Publishers’ Forum” is the organizer of is this largest book fair in Ukraine and one of the largest events of this kind in Eastern Europe.
Ukraine could not be named a rich in publishing houses though. The last three years show that the number of books published per year per one mln people reaches some 470 books. And the total number of books published per year is 21500.