American Corners in Bulgaria

The “American Corners” is a United States Department of State-sponsored initiative inaugurated worldwide more than 10 years ago. Since 2000, the U.S. has launched almost 400 American Corners in approximately 60 countries. “American Corners” serve as regional resource centers for information and programs highlighting American culture, history, current events, and government. “American Corners” typically host discussion groups, seminars, digital video conferencing (DVCs), poster exhibits, and meetings with U.S. and local specialists on a wide range of American-focused topics. They act as a regional repository for the use of American-themed books, videos, DVDs, and CD-ROMs and provide free internet access and educational materials. Operated as partnerships, the U.S. provides equipment and materials while host institutions provide staffing and the free use of space.

4a, Slavejkov Square Sofia 1000
Tel. (02) 80 15 973
Contacts: Kameliya Koneva
Diana Velkova


University of Veliko Turnovo
“St. Cyril and St. Methodius” 2, Teodosi Turnovski Street Veliko Turnovo
Room 410, Floor 4, Main Building
Phone: (359) (62) 618-337
Facebook: americancorner.vtu

Varna Regional Library “Pencho Slavejkov”
3, Gen. Parensov Street Varna, Bulgaria
Tel.: (359) (52) 643-711
Fax: (359) (52) 659-136

Plovdiv Regional Library “Ivan Vazov”
17, Avksentij Veleshki Str., 4000 Plovdiv
Phone + 359 32 654 901

Burgas Regional Library “Peyo Yavorov”
14, Sredna Gora Street Burgas, Bulgaria
Tel.: (359) 876691145

The American Shelves comprise a network of reference desks in public libraries that provide information and reference services on American social life and government. They draw on resources at the American Embassy’s Information Resource Center (IRC) and American Studies collections at universities and American Corners in Bulgaria.  They also provide educational advising on study and scholarships in the United States, including on the bilateral Fulbright education exchange.

  • Gabrovo Regional Library, 23, Vazrazhdane Sq., 5300 Gabrovo
  • Gotze Delchev Chitalishte Prosveta Library, 1 Gotze Delchev Square,  2900 Gotze Delchev
  • Haskovo Regional Library, 19 Svoboda Sq., 6300 Haskovo
  • Montana Regional Library, 1 Jeravitza Sq.,  3400 Montana
  • Pleven Regional Library, 79 Doyran St, 5800 Pleven
  • Razgrad Regional Library, 28 Beli Lom St, 7200 Razgrad
  • Rousse Regional Library, 1 Dondukov-Korsakov St, 7000 Rousse
  • Shumen Regional Library, 19 Slavyanski Blvd, 9700 Shumen
  • Silistra Regional Library, 34 Simeon Veliki St, 7500 Silistra
  • Sliven Zora Chitalishte Library, 1 Hadji Dimitar Sq, 8800 Sliven
  • Smolyan Regional Library, 4 Dicho Petrov St., New center, Culture complex, 4700 Smolyan
  • Stara Zagora Chitalishte Rodina Library, 17 Ruski Blvd., 6000 Stara Zagora
  • Turgovishte Regional Library, 2 Vasil Levski St, 7700 Turgovishte
  • Vidin Mihalaki Georgiev Regional Library, 1, Bdintsi Square, 3700 Vidin