5.43 million (2017) 

Official language



Slovak koruna (Sk) 

Official Statistics Office

Statistical Office 

Annual Book Fairs

Bibliotéka Bratislava is held over 4 days in November organised by Incheba Expo. 

Translation Programmes

Slovakian Literature Abroad (SLOLIA) Grant supports the publication of Slovak literature in translation.

Slovak Arts Council’s Literature Programme is focused on support of publishing original Slovak literature and translated literature. 


VAT on Books

10% for books and 20% on eBooks 

Fixed Book Price System



Market Report Czech Republic & Slovakia (PA, 2008) [link to download/view] 

Book market statistics (PA, 2017) [link to download/view] 


Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: info@britishcouncil.sk 
Tel: +421 (0)2 5910 2400

Department for International Trade
Email: commercial2@fco.gov.uk 
Tel: +421 2 5998 2000 

Directory of Slovak Publishers (ZVKS) 

Directory of Slovak Booksellers (ZVKS) 


Latest updates on Slovakia

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