Working hours

Working hours

Work schedule:

  • June 22 — 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
  • June 23 — 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m
  • June 24 — 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m
  • June 25 — 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m

In case of an air raid alert, please immediately proceed to the shelter and stay there until the air siren is all clear! An emergency shelter is available in the Mystetskyi Arsenal.

  • The festival will resume 30 minutes after the air siren is all clear.
  • The festival will not resume if the air siren is all clear after 8:00 p.m.

Follow the link to see the evacuation plan and read the safety rules during the Festival.

The Book Arsenal will start on Thursday, June 22. The official opening of the 11th International Book Arsenal Festival will take place on June 22 at 5:00 p.m.

For you to enjoy:

  • book fair — 5 thematic sections (Nonfiction, Fiction, Children’s Books, Comics and Graphic Prose, Art Books), as well as the section with Books about the Russia-Ukraine War
  • about 100 tailored events of the Focus Theme, the Literary program, the Program for/about Kids and Teens, the Professional program, the Special Program by the Literary Laboratory of the Mystetskyi Arsenal, the PEN Ukraine Special Program, the Dovzhenko Centre Special Program, master classes and performances
  • 7 exhibition projects



Please note!

In the conditions of martial law in Ukraine and under regulations issued by the state authorities due to the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, as well as to prevent or eliminate threats to the life and safety of people, interests of society or the state, and to ensure public order, the Festival organizer reserves the right to make changes to the program and procedure of the Festival, with further notification of all interested parties through updates posted on the Book Arsenal website and social media.

The Book Arsenal team kindly asks for your understanding and brings to your attention the following:

— Any event of the festival may start later than scheduled or may not take place for reasons beyond the Festival organizer’s control;

— Any participant of the event program may cancel their participation for reasons beyond their or the Festival organizer’s control;

— The festival may be canceled in case the security situation in the city of Kyiv deteriorates.