Bókmenntaborgin styður við orðlistalífið í Reykjavík
Libraries are an important gateway to the local community, and welcomes everyone. Our culture houses host a number of cultural events each week, and offer a varied catalogue of literature, film, music, newspapers and magazines.
The library contains around 500.000 total books, magazines, CDs, LPs, DVDs and so on. It is a place to meet people, a place to be in peace, and an important gateway to the local community that welcomes everyone.
Our culture houses host a number of events each week, and offer a varied catalogue of literature, film, music, newspapers and magazines.
- On Wednesday, August 31st at 7 pm poets from Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Mexico will read from their work at the Nordic House. A chapbook with their texts will be published at the same time by NOXLit and the Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature.
- A grand total of 23 UNESCO Cities of Literature are participating in World Poetry Day 2021. Reykjavík is one of those cities and will feature both online and on site events.
- For the fifth year in a row, the new year in Reykjavík starts with live poetry readings. From the first twilight in the morning to the second twilight of the year 2022, between 10 am and 5 pm, poets will read in Gröndal's House, hosted by the Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature.