Ukraine will take part in the Leipzig Book Fair


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The Ukrainian Book Institute will present the national collective stand at the Leipzig Book Fair in Germany on April 27–30. This is stated on the website of the institution.


As a sign of support for Ukraine in the context of the war with Russia,  the Leipzig Book Fair organizers provided the D307 stand with an area of 110 square meters free of charge.


The main theme of the Ukrainian stand will be the Destroyed Library exposition, which includes furniture from destroyed libraries in Ukraine and has already been presented at the London Book Fair. The slogan “Sensitive Content” will draw the international community’s attention to the destruction of Ukrainian libraries that occurred as a result of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.


Around 200 titles at the stand will be presented by seven Ukrainian publishing houses, in particular Chas Zmin Inform, Fabula, Chas Maistriv, Summit Book, Bilka, Ukrainian Atelier of Culture and Sport, and ArtEk.


In the frame of the program of the Leipzig Book Fair, Ukraine will be presented by the journalist and writer Sabina Adler; writer Sofia Andrukhovych; art critic, journalist, curator and translator Kateryna Botanova; translator Nelya Vakhovska; film director Oksana Karpovych; cultural manager and translator Yevhenia Lopata; writer and volunteer Andriy Lyubka; translator and journalist Kateryna Mishchenko; deputy director of the Ukrainian Book Institute Olena Odynoka; art manager and contemporary art curator Olesia Ostrovska-Lyuta; poet, journalist and human rights activist Ihor Pomerantsev; poet, translator, philosopher, translator and culture theorist Ovidiu Ţichindeleanu; editor and literary critic Natasha Freindel.


Mystetskyi Arsenal and Meridian Czernowitz will have separate stands alongside the Ukrainian collective stand.


As a reminder, the London Book Fair opened its program with an event about Ukraine.