In 2012 we commemorate the following occasions and anniversaries, to which some of the books published during this year are dedicated:
250th years of the writing of the epochal work Istoriia slavianobulgarska (Slavonic-Bulgarian history) – an event recorded in the jubilee calendar of UNESCO. The author – the monk Paisij Khilendarski finishes the book in 1762 in the Athonite Monastery “St. George Zographou” after many years searching of materials about Bulgarian history in different sources. The role of this first Bulgarian history is enormous in the process of our spiritual and national revival.
150th anniversary of the birth of Prof. Ivan Shishmanov (1862-1928) – outstanding Bulgarian scholar, politic, lecturer, philologist, writer, politician, precursor of the idea of a United Europe.
135th anniversary of the birth of Elin Pelin (1877-1949) – one of the greatest Bulgarian writers in 20th c., master of the short story, author of everlasting works that remain in the golden treasury of our national literature.
100 years from the death of Pencho Slavejkov (1866-1912) – Bulgarian poet, one of the participants in the literary circle Misul. He is the first Bulgarian who relates our literature to the European literatures and culture.
70 years from the death of Nikola Vaptsarov (1909-1942) – one of the greatest Bulgarian poets, anti-fascist and revolutionary, whose poems are translated into more than 90 languages.