Sam Smith Mystery Series

Europe by Book

Today, I’m launching a new venture, Europe by Book. I’m starting with a Facebook page. A website and more outlets will follow.

This year, Plovdiv is the European Capital of Culture, so it is a good place to start our tour of Europe by Book.

In 1855, Hristo G. Danov created the first Bulgarian publishing company and printing-press. Furthermore, the city can boast Bulgaria’s first public library, the Ivan Vazov National Library, founded in 1879 and named after the famous Bulgarian writer and poet Ivan Vazov. Today, the library houses over 1.5 million books.

Do you have a favourite Bulgarian author, either from the past or present? Please comment so that I can share your favourites with my readers 🙂

4 replies on “Europe by Book”

What a wonderful concept. I love learning about other cultures. I’m looking forward to these posts.


A great idea and an interesting project. I wish you well with it. I’m not sure if I’ve read any Bulgarian authors, although I do recall a delightful book of folk-lore I read some time back that was from that rough region but whether it was specifically Bulgaria or not I can’t recall, I think the author’s name was Iva Kenaz


A worthy project – good luck with it. I can’t recall having read anything from Bulgaria. I must take a look.


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