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Bókmenntaumfjöllun

Fun, concise reviews of Icelandic literature in English translation.

Gröndalshús

Gröndalshús

A charming little writer-illustrator's home in the heart of the old town, artist hub for events and creative work. Gröndals residency flat is on the ground floor. 

Events

Minecraft workshop

Are you a minecraft pro or are you just getting started? Coders from Reykavík University‘s Skema will take us on a cr...

Reykjavík City Library Úlfarsárdalur

Úlfarsbraut 124, 113 Reykjavík

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INSIGHT | Living and Dying in Poetry

Poets meet at the library with poetic fire in their back pockets and talk about inspiration and the material in their...

Reykjavík City Library - Culture House

Gerðuberg 3, 111 Reykjavík

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Makerspace | Songwriting and Production

🎙⭐️💻 Learn to write “bangers,” record vocals, and make beats....

Reykjavík City Library Úlfarsárdalur

Úlfarsbraut 122, 113 Reykjavík

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Theatre café | Síðustu dagar Sæunnar

Playwright Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson and director Una Þorleifsdóttir talk to guests about the Reykjavík City Theatr...

Reykjavík City Library Kringlan

Listabraut 3, 103 Reykjavík

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Makerspace | Songwriting and Production

🎙⭐️💻 Learn to write “bangers,” record vocals, and make beats....

Reykjavík City Library Úlfarsárdalur

Úlfarsbraut 122, 113 Reykjavík

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The Art of Origami

Artist Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir teaches us how to fold origami boxes and bags. We will reuse various types of paper and ...

Reykjavík City Library Úlfarsárdalur

Úlfarsbraut 124, 113 Reykjavík

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INSIGHT | Making Space for Thought

Author Guðrún Eva Mínervudóttir and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iceland Sigríður Þorgeirsdóttir rend...

Reykjavík City Library - Culture House

Listabraut 3, 103 Reykjavík

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Reading Circle in Spanish: They never look away | Círculo de lectura: Nunca apartan la mirada

Kristinn R. Ólafsson, writer, translator, tour guide and former RÚV correspondent in Madrid for many years, will visi...

Gerðuberg City Library

Gerðuberg 3, 111 Reykjavík

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Peaceful Evening | Floating Relaxation and a Group Sound Bath

✨Are you craving some peace and quiet?...

Reykjavík City Library Úlfarsárdalur

Úlfarsbraut 122, 113 Reykjavík

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Borgarbókasafnið Menningarhús

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, magazones, 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 cultural events each week, and offer a varied catalogue of literature, film, music, newspapers and magazines.

Without realizing it, she had begun to make plans for her new life. And despite fearing for Bragi she had begun to feel safe. But that feeling of safety was now long gone. They were here.

Hildur Knútsdóttir from the book Vetrarhörkur (Hard Winter)

News

  • Þetta veit ég / þetta ímynda ég mér

    International Poetry Reading

    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.
  • World Poetry Day 2021

    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. 
  • Rike Scheffler gestahöfundur

    German artist Rike Scheffler is writer in residence in Reykjavík in May 2021, hosted by the Goethe Institut and Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature. 
Korngult hár, grá augu (Corn-Gold Hair, Grey Eyes) by Sjón