Hello! We are Ukraïner Publishing House and we want Ukraine to be profoundly known. We work to spread the Ukrainian narrative around the world and affirm Ukrainian subjectivity. To achieve this, we conduct in-depth research, record what will help you get to know our country better, and create high-quality publishing products.

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About us

Ukraїner Publishing House

Ukraїner Publishing House is an organic extension of Ukraїner’s activities, values, and mission which is to tell Ukrainians about Ukraine and to reveal our country’s beauty, distinctive culture, and identity to the world. Books based on the research of the team and individual authors become the material embodiment of our multimedia content, deepen the topics covered on our online platforms, and sometimes touch upon entirely new areas.

In our publications, we strive to reveal topics that are a priority for our entire community, such as local initiatives and activists, authentic traditions and crafts, cultural diversity, and, during the war, the resilience and resistance of Ukrainians. We aspire to show the different aspects of a real, genuine Ukraine. The ideal result for us is a publication about the country’s diversity that is a pleasure to own in your library and pridefully present to friends and colleagues from abroad.

We created our first book in 2019 in collaboration with The Old Lion Publishing House and have been operating independently since 2021. When the full-scale invasion began, we restarted our work, published several books in the face of difficult military logistics, are working on new ones. We have ambitious plans for original Ukrainian-language publications, as well as translations and adaptations of our books into other languages. We have realised that during this complicated historical time, a good Ukrainian book is therapy for Ukrainians themselves, and also an opportunity to show international audiences what is happening in Ukraine and what we are fighting for. In particular, to fill in the gaps where Russian propaganda is trying to get in with its disinformation.

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Bakhmut (2023)

During the most intense fighting for Bakhmut in the winter and in March 2023, the author spent days and nights with Ukrainian infantrymen and artillerymen, medics and chaplains, rescuers and children who remained in the city and its surroundings, where artillery shelling and street battles were a constant.

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Ukraïner. Ukrainian Insider (2019)

The book is based on the first round of the expedition across Ukraine, from summer 2016 to winter 2018. This publication is divided into chapters according to the historical and ethnographic regions of the early 20th century: Bessarabia, Bukovyna, Volyn, Halychyna, Donechchyna, Zakarpattia, the Carpathians, Naddniprianshchyna, Podillia, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia, Polissia, Poltavshchyna, Pryazovia, Prychornomoria, Sivershchyna, Slobozhanshchyna, and Tavria.

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“Who We Are: Indigenous People and National Minorities of Ukraine” (2021)

The book “Who We Are: Indigenous People and National Minorities of Ukraine” tells fascinating stories from real life, sometimes the tragic stories of immigration, and about culture, craft-making, art, and interesting initiatives among the representatives of the communities.

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Ukraïner. Ukrainian Insider 2 (2022)

The book is based on the materials of the second round of the expedition across Ukraine in 2019-2021. Published during the full-scale war, it is a record of the country's life before 24 February 2022. Unlike the first book, it also distinguishes Kyiv and Donechchyna among the historical and ethnographic regions.

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Ukraine from above (2022)

An English-language large-format photo book of Ukraine from a bird’s-eye view. Our team took these photos by drone during the years of expeditions before the full-scale invasion. Fields, forests, coasts, mountains, cliffs, and city street patterns represent Ukraine we are proud of and want to show to the entire world.

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Christmas and Malanka (2022)

The book is about Ukrainian winter celebrations that have a deep history. It combines descriptions of a quiet family Christmas celebration with the bustle of Malanka. Ukraїner's team travelled to different regions of Ukraine to tell the story of the Christmas didukh, the festive table and carols, as well as the Malanka street carnival with its masks and fancy costumes. It is also a story about the persistence of the tradition, which was not interrupted despite all the attempts of the Soviet regime, about its revival and study.

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De-occupation. Stories of Ukrainian resistance 2022. (2023)

This is a collection of reports by the founder of Ukraïner, Bohdan Logvynenko, about his trips to the de-occupied villages and cities of Ukraine from April to November 2022. The book is arranged chronologically in line with the Ukrainian defence forces liberating Russian-occupied settlements.

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The untold story of Ukrainian winemaking (2023)

A book by the founder of the Kyiv Food and Wine Festival (Brave Wine), Serhii Klimov, about the history of Ukrainian winemaking from ancient times till the present day; about the grape varieties growing in our country, wine barrels, bottles, and corks made in Ukraine; conversations with sommeliers and wine experts. The highlight of the publication is a series of stories about modern winemakers from different regions of Ukraine, recorded during Ukraїner and Serhii’s expedition in the autumn 2022.

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Selling rights

With the outbreak of a full-scale war, there was a growing demand from foreign publishers for comprehensive publications about Ukraine. This is how adapted translations of our books appeared in the UK, Japan, and Germany. We are open to cooperation on the purchase of rights to our publications. For more information, please see our catalogue here.

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In case of any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
 
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