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Current Literature in Germany

The literary scene in Germany is as diverse and colorful as the population. Be it groups of young writers or magazines in very small, self-published editions, find out more about exciting things from the German literary scene!

Lisez l'Europe © Colourbox

European literature in Montreal
Lisez l'Europe

"The meeting place for European books" consists of a group of European cultural institutions whose mission is to present in Montreal a contemporary perspective on European literature. 

Achtung Buch mit Marie-Pierre © Laura Laakso

Achtung Buch! with Marie-Pierre

Are you interested in German literature but don't really know where to start? As part of our "Achtung Buch!" series, Marie-Pierre would like to share with you her favorites from our library. Whether it's contemporary literature, comics or children's books, she is happy to share her recommendations with you.

Junge Lesende © Oriol San Julian at Shutterstock

Literature for Young Readers

Reading promotes development, expands both language vocabulary and horizons, and stimulates the imagination. It helps to understand others and discover new worlds. On this page, we present great new publications for young readers from the German-speaking world.

Copy All - Zines as Community Response to Algorithmic Culture © Klaus-Jürgen Schlotz

Zines as Community Response to Algorithmic Culture
Copy All

For this project, we asked various German and Canadian artists to respond to the challenges of the post-digital age with a zine. You can download them below. Copy All - freely!

Reconciliation © Tim Mossholder/Unsplash

Graphic Novels Project

20 authors present new comics and picture stories in German, English, French and Indigenous languages on a term that evokes very different associations and emotions in both countries: Reconciliation.

Axolotl liest © Olivia Vieweg

Graphic Novels from Germany

Our focus is on the graphic novel scene in Germany and some of its most important authors. We take a look back at the last decades of German comic history and let some of the protagonists of the scene have their say. 

Regards Croisés © Thomas Bethge/Shutterstock

Letter exchange
Crossed Glances

We present one of the correspondences between Quebec and European Writers that were organized as part of the Festival international de la littérature (FIL), this year the one between the authors Catherine Mavrikakis from Quebec and Pierre Jarawan from Germany.


Series: Future Libraries © raumlaborberlin on behalf of Kulturprojekte Berlin

Future libraries

Libraries lead us through a flood of analogue and digital information, can be a platform for exchange, space for encounters or social anchors in the city. With our series “Future Libraries” we shed light on challenges, trends and examples of success around the future of the library.

OnleiheIllustration (Zuschnitt): Maria Tran Larsen © Goethe-Institut


The eLibrary is a digital service offered by the Goethe-Institut Kanada. This service allows you to borrow digital media, such as ebooks, audio and video files, and electronic newspapers and magazines, for a predetermined period of time, by downloading them from our eLibrary.

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