Pick a book, bring a blanket and 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.

13:00-14:00 bibliotherapy De Culturele Apotheek
14:00-15:30 reading
15:30-16:30 bibliotherapy De Culturele Apotheek
Take the entrance next to Historisch Centrum Leeuwarden

Simultaneous events will be taking place in UNESCO Cities of Literature across the world, including organising city Norwich (GB), Iowa City (US), Slemani (Iraq), Dunedin (New Zealand), Exeter (UK), Melbourne (Australia) and Tartu (Estonia).

Don’t know what to read? The Culturele Apotheek is in the park (13:00-14:00 and 15:30-16:30) to give you bibliotherapy: book tips on prescription! Get your prescriped book at the Afûk book shop, book store Van der Velde, children’s book shop De Toverlantaarn or at libraries Tresoar or dbieb!

Or join in from home; from the dining room window, tucked up in bed, or in a deck chair in the garden! Make sure to take a picture of your chosen book and reading spot, and share with us on social media using the hashtags #PageAgainsttheMachine, #Leeuwardenliterature and #Cityofliterature.

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

Why Page Against the Machine? Read the interview with Joe Hedinger, bookseller at The Book Hive yn Norwich UNESCO City of Literature.

Photo: Mirjan van der Meer