History of Osnovy publishing

In more than twenty years of Osnovy published more than 300 books.

Osnovy Publishing was founded by Bohdan Krawchenko and Solomiya Pavlychko in Kyiv in 1992. Over the past twenty years, Osnovy published over three hundred titles. Today, Osnovy makes books with unique content and design, conceived and created by Ukrainian authors, designers and illustrators. From beautifully crafted coffee table books to a range of children’s books and fun travel guides.

In 2001, we published our first bestseller — Europe. History by Norman Davis, Professor of the University of London. This monumental work is currently in its’ seventh edition. Engaging talented translators, Osnovy has published world classics: Aristotle, W. Shakespeare, W. Golding, H. Matsuura, J. Kerouac and other important authors from antiquity to the present day.

We take true pride in translating world classics into Ukrainian.

Osnovy today

Since 2010 until now Osnovy Publishing has been run by Dana Pavlychko. Osnovy rebranded and changed the approach to publishing books. We believe that creating of a book is an art form. Therefore, all our books are true art objects.

We are very proud of our original publications, such as Awesome Ukraine Guidebooks, Balcony Chic, Soviet Modernism and many others.


Andrei Kirilenko, Glib Buryak

200,00 грн

Hanna Kopylova, Bohdana Pavlychko

300,00 грн

Oleksandr Burlaka

500,00 грн
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