7.07 million (2017) 

Official language



Bulgarian lev (лв.) 

Official Statistics Office

National Statistical Institute 

Trade Associations

Bulgarian Book Association (ABK) is the only organisation of book publishers, booksellers and literary agents in the country.

National Book Centre 

Annual Book Fairs

Sofia International Book Fair is held over 6 days in December, organised by the ABK. 

Translation Programmes

National Book Centre translation programme funds the translation of works from Bulgarian to any other language, to be published as first edition in the given country.

VAT on Books

20% for books and eBooks

Fixed Book Price System



  • Book Market Statistics (PA, 2017) [link to download/view] 
  • Reading Practices in Bulgaria (Alpha Research, ABK, 2014, in Bulgarian) 
  • Market Report Bulgaria (PA, 2009) [link to download/view] 


Useful Contacts

British Council
Tel: +359 2 9424344 

Department for International Trade
Email: britishembassysofia@fco.gov.uk
Tel: +359 (2) 933 9222