Recommendations to support and rebuild the Ukrainian book sector

In 2021, there were 1065 publishing houses in Ukraine. In 2023, only 549 still have some activity. The Russian invasion of Ukraine heavily affected the publishing sector, with the destruction of several printing facilities and the temporary or permanent closure of hundreds of publishing houses.

To support and rebuild the Ukrainian publishing sector, in February 2023 the Ukrainian Publishers and Booksellers Association and the Ukrainian Book Institute put together a list of recommendations for European publishers and European institutions with the help of the Federation of European Publishers.

The document with the requests to help the Ukrainian book industry, available in PDF below, has been sent to publishers, Members of the European Parliament and the European Commission to draw attention to the fact that the ongoing war in Ukraine is also a war on the country’s culture and that Europe should also devote resources to rebuilding the book sector.