Pick a book, bring a cool drink and turn off your phone for a well-deserved detox read in the beautiful surroundings of the Prinsentuin public park in Leeuwarden UNESCO City of Literature. Sit back in a comfortable reading chair and forget everything around you for a moment.

Page Against the Machine is an international event that brings readers of all ages and backgrounds in Cities of Literature around the world together to enjoy reading together on 25 may 2024.

Didn’t brought a book, but do you like to join? Preceding Page Against the Machine you can get a reading prescription at the Culturele Apotheek. You can then buy or borrow a ‘pill’ at bookstore Van der Velde, children’s bookstore De Toverlantern or borrow it at libraries Tresoar or dbieb. Free trial medication is also provided.

Saturday 25 May, 14.00-15.30 uur, Prinsentuin
Between 13.00 and 16:30 pm: walk-in hours Culturele Apotheek
When the weather is not that well, we read in the Historisch Centrum Leeuwarden at the Prinsentuin

Completely charged after reading? Enjoy the Fries Straatfestival in the city center!

Here you find the impression of Page Against the Machine in 2023.

In partnership with Norwich UNESCO City of Literature and The Book Hive. Supported by the UNESCO Cities of Literature network.

Foto: Natalia Balanina