Donate books to Ukrainian children

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Thanks to your generous donations, more than 20.000 books have been printed and distributed or are being printed through the campaign "Books without borders", initiated by the Ukrainian Book Institute with the support of the Federation of European Publishers.

The crowdfunding campaign gained several recognitions and international support in these months. We wish to thank, in particular, the First Lady of Ukraine, Ms Olena Zelenska, for her patronage.

Special thanks also to the Ukrainian writer Andrey Kurkov for his words and to the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the Paris Book Festival, the Turin International Book Fair and the Prague World Book Fair for their support.

Books have been printed so far in Poland, Germany, Hungary and Italy. Before closing the campaign, we will order more printing across Europe. Thanks to all those who contributed with their donations or by sharing the campaign and those who helped us print or distribute the books! Keep reading our updates and sustaining us!

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Books without borders

Millions of refugees and, among them, many, many children left their homes only with the minimum essentials. These children need to find comfort, these children need to continue being children. They need to play, learn, read.

The city of Kharkiv, where the main printing works are located, has been heavily bombed, making it impossible to print books in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Book Institute, supported by the Federation of European Publishers, appeals to the generosity of the book world with the goal to print in Europe hundreds of thousands of children's books in Ukrainian so to allow children to keep the link with their homeland.
All the money collected will be managed by the UIB, which will choose the titles and coordinate with local relays to print and distribute the books to the children. The FEP is the guarantor of this operation


Libri senza confini

Milioni di rifugiati e, tra loro, moltissimi bambini hanno lasciato le loro case in Ucraina con il minimo indispensabile. Questi bambini hanno bisogno dell’essenziale. E l’essenziale è anche giocare, imparare, leggere. La città di Kharkiv, sede delle principali tipografie, è stata pesantemente bombardata, rendendo impossibile stampare in Ucraina.
L’Ukrainian Book Institute, con il supporto della Federation of European Publishers, fa appello alla generosità del mondo del libro al fine di stampare in Europa centinaia di migliaia di libri in ucraino, permettendo così ai bambini di mantenere il legame con la loro terra.
Tutti i fondi raccolti saranno gestiti dall’UIB, che sceglierà i titoli e si coordinerà con operatori locali per la stampa e la distribuzione dei libri. La FEP farà da garante dell’operazione.


Понад 3 мільйони людей покинули за останні три тижні свої домівки в Україні. Серед них дуже багато дітей, які мали змогу схопити лише найнеобхідніше. Дуже важливо забезпечити цим дітям умови комфорту, в яких вони зможуть не втратити дитинство, продовжуючи гратися, навчатися, читати.

Український Інститут Книги спільно із Європейською Федерацією Видавців закликає книговидавничий світ зробити у це свій внесок!

За підтримки Болонського Книжкового ярмарку ми запускаємо краудфандингову кампанію і закликаємо інші книжкові ярмарки приєднуватися!

Український Інститут Книги має на меті зібрати достатньо коштів для друку українськими видавцями накладів українських дитячих книжок у Європі, оскільки українські друкарські потужності, зокрема у Харкові, зруйновані російськми бомбардуваннями.

Ці книги стануть для дітей не лише розвагою, вони також допоможуть дітям не втрачати зв’язок з батьківщиною.

Усіма витратами коштів зібраних за допомогою цієї кампанії управлятиме Український Інститут Книги, який обиратиме книги, сприятиме комунікації та віддалено координуватиме процес друку у Європі і поширення книг серед дітей.

Європейська Федерація Видавців бере на себе роль гаранта у цій ініціативі.

Ми розраховуємо на вашу підтримку!


Livres sans frontières

Plus de 3 millions de réfugiés et parmi eux, beaucoup -beaucoup trop- d’enfants, ont quitté leur maison avec le minimum. Ces enfants ont besoin d’être réconfortés ; ces enfants doivent continuer à rester des enfants ; ils doivent jouer, apprendre, lire. L’institut ukrainien du Livre, soutenu par la Fédération des Editeurs européens, s’en remet à la générosité du monde du livre. En lançant cette campagne de crowdfunding à Bologne avec le soutien de la Foire du livre (les autres foires sont bien évidemment invitées à se joindre à cet appel), l’Institut ukrainien du Livre espère récolter assez de fonds pour imprimer des centaines de milliers de livre en Europe (puisque la ville ukrainienne de Kharkiv où les principales imprimeries sont implantées, est lourdement bombardée par la Russie). Ces livres en ukrainien permettront aux enfants de se divertir tout en gardant le lien avec leur patrie. Tout l’argent collecté sera géré à distance par l’Institut, qui sera responsable du choix des titres et qui coordonnera avec des relais locaux l’impression et la distribution des livres aux enfants. La FEE garantit l’opération.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 10, 2022
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Jul 15

3.000 books printed in Hungary

Update posted by Federation of European Publishers FEP FEE at 10:48 am

Other 3.000 books were printed and distributed in Hungary through the crowdfunding campaign "Books without borders". Thanks to the funds collected with your donations, three titles for 3 to 6 year-old children have been selected by the Hungarian Publishers and Booksellers Association, which joined the campaign and printed in 3.000. . . . .

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Jul 14

Thanks for allowing us to print thousands of books across Europe!

Update posted by Federation of European Publishers FEP FEE at 01:58 pm

Since March, the crowdfunding campaign Books without borders, initiated by the Ukrainian Book Institute with FEP's support, has raised over 52,000 euros. These funds allowed us to print and donate to Ukrainian children thousands of books across Europe. Poland, Germany, Hungary and Italy are the countries involved in the first. . . . .

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Jun 29

More books printed and distributed

Update posted by Federation of European Publishers FEP FEE at 09:03 am

In June, another 5000 books were distributed through the crowdfunding campaign "Books without borders" through a print run in Germany. The following print runs will be in Hungary and Italy, with further updates to come soon.Thanks to the support of donors from all over Europe - and beyond -thousands of

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Jun 16

5000 thousands books printed and distributed in Germany

Update posted by Federation of European Publishers FEP FEE at 11:26 am

With the help of our colleagues from Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, other 5000 books have been printed and distributed across Germany through the crowdfunding "Books without borders". Thanks to all of you who made this possible! "With the books, we want to give hope to the Ukrainian children on the. . . . .

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May 31

First 6000 titles distributed in Poland

Update posted by Federation of European Publishers FEP FEE at 09:40 am

These are (some) of the books printed and distributed in Poland through the crowdfunding campaign 𝐃𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐔𝐤𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 launched with the Український інститут книги (Ukrainian Book Institute)!Lębork, Gdańsk, Gołdap, Świdnik, Olkusz, Cracow and Szczecin are among the 28 cities where the Fundacja Edukacja dla Demokracji distributed these colorful. . . . .

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Apr 25

The crowdfunding campaign receives the patronage of the First Lady of Ukraine (Video)

Update posted by Federation of European Publishers FEP FEE at 07:32 am

The crowdfunding campaign "Donate books to Ukrainian children" received the patronage of the First Lady of Ukraine, Mrs Olena Zelenska. The patronage will also be stated on the printed books and has been officially announced on Friday, 22 April, during the Festival du Livre de Paris. Thanks to the Festival

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Apr 05

First 6000 books will be printed soon!

Update posted by Federation of European Publishers FEP FEE at 09:04 am

Thanks to your generous donations, the first 6000 books will soon be printed and distributed! These books will allow young Ukrainians to forget the horror of these recent weeks and keep alive the link to their happy home life. For the time being, we will distribute the following books (publishing. . . . .

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  • Christian Finzel
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  • Großen Dank an unsere Kund/innen die sich hier großzügig beteiligt haben! Thanks to all our customers who’ve made such a great contribution.

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  • I'm memory of Dale Lately - gone too soon. Love from his second cousin Ann, and Andrew.

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