Book Forum Lviv

The 25th Lviv International Book Forum and Literature Festival


September 19-23, 2018

The Lviv Book Forum: International Book Forum and Literature Festival is the main book event of the country and one of the largest in Eastern Europe – takes place annually in September since 1994.


The aim of Lviv Book Forum is to involve all those who are interested in developing Ukrainian Book Publishing, increasing cultural and educational level of Ukrainians, making Ukrainian books more attractive and also those who are just keen on reading.


  • 50,000 visitors
  • 5,000   professionals
  • 2,500   new titles
  • 1,000   events
  • 750      authors
  • 500      volunteers
  • 250      publishing houses
  • 25        discussion streams
  • 25        сountries


The  Focal Theme of 2018: Market of Freedom

Within the focal theme, we want to talk about how each of us “sells” his ideas about freedom under pressure of circumstances: every time raising or lowering rates. How is the price of freedom determined, depending on the terms of trade and the entity that becomes its consumer? On the speculation of the concepts of Freedom, which are actively used in propaganda.

Main events:

13th Lviv International Literature Festival

September 20-23
50 locations
25 000 visitors
500 events
25 countries of the world
25 thematic directions


Night of  Poetry and  Music NON-STOP
September 22-23
The most visited event of Lviv Book Forum

The 25th Lviv Book Fair

September 19-23
250 000 kilograms of books
50,000 visitors
500 latest releases
250 autograph sessions


1800 publications
750   accredited journalists

Сharity event “The Third Age: Pleasure of reading”

September 20-23, 2018
12000 visitors,
free entry

Lviv Library Forum

September 18-22, 2018
Coorganizer: Ukrainian Library Association
250 participants