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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

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, 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.

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. 
  • The New Year Celebrated with Poetry

    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. 
Korngult hár, grá augu (Corn-Gold Hair, Grey Eyes) by Sjón