She wanted to create a platform where publishing industry professionals and book lovers would be able to meet and exchange ideas and experiences. The inaugural Forum was held in September Its program included a book fair and 25 events for the general public and industry professionals, from book presentations to meetings with authors and book signings.
Since , it has also hosted Biblioforum, a professional program for librarians. Its representatives regularly participate in international book fairs in Moscow, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Vilnius, and other cities.
Along with the fair itself, its program includes literary contests, presentations, meetings with authors, book signings, readings, discussions, performances, special events for children, industry events, and more. All major Ukrainian publishers participate in the Fair as exhibitors and showcase their new books, some of which have been printed specifically for the event. The competition is open to new books by Ukrainian publishers.
A professional jury chooses winners a day before the opening of the fair. The award ceremony takes place on the first day of the Lviv International Book Fair.
Meetings with Ukrainian and international authors are among the main highlights of the event. Photo: bookforum.
Founded in , it is held in the Ukrainian city of Lviv each September. Photo: mms-marketyng.
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Lviv International Literature Festival.