On May 11-12, we’ll gather again at !FESTrepublic for a cup of good coffee among friends, book authors, and vintage lovers.

Like every year, !FESTrepublic will bring together people from the coffee industry for national coffee championships in coffee roasting, latte art, jezve cooking, and the coffee and alcohol championship. Specialty Coffee Association Ukraine will select the winners who will represent Ukraine at international competitions.

The Old Lion Publishing House is preparing a wonderful programme abundant with discussions, recitations, coffee meetings with authors and book discussions. We’ll enjoy 12 literature-related events in various formats with authors of well-known and newly published books and public figures. The event will also offer a book fair for two days – this year’s edition is even bigger than the previous one.

It’s already a tradition to encourage girls to wear beautiful dresses and guys to wear vintage marinara jackets, walk around with shiny bags or hats and enjoy the Coffee, Books & Vintage atmosphere. We are preparing a vintage fair in our hangar at !FESTrepublic, so you’ll have the opportunity to replenish your collections.
As expected, we’ll hold auctions and encourage you to join the fundraising for FPV drones during the event. This is an important part of our everyday life in the rear, because thanks to the Armed Forces, we have the opportunity to gather here for coffee and a chat. And for those who like to meditate a bit and develop fine motor skills, come and weave camouflage nets (yes, there is still a need for this!) in the Fest’s office.

We are collecting books for the library in Blahodatne village of the Chornobaivka village council in Kherson region. The village was occupied for 9 months and liberated by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on November 9, 2022. Both the village and the library were damaged and looted by ruzzians, and are now being rebuilt by the locals. They need our help both in rebuilding and in filling the library with the best Ukrainian books. Come and bring modern Ukrainian books, or buy them at the fair and leave them in the designated spot.

What else? Fabulous coffee shops, confectioneries and food court participants with delicacies from all over Ukraine. Some music and stand-ups. For now, we are keeping the intrigue about those on the stages :)