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Bonne Lektüre with Marie-Pierre© Laura Laakso

Bonne Lektüre

Are you interested in German literature but don't really know where to start? As part of our "Bonne Lektüre" 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.

The Videos

Mes mauvaises filles de Zelba © Aim Pé

Bonne Lektüre #12
"Mes Mauvaises Filles", by Zelba

onne Lektüre! « Humer, Flairer, Sentir », de Johannes Frasnelli © Aim Pé

Bonne Lektüre #11
"Humer, Flairer, Sentir", by Johannes Frasnelli

Bonne Lektüre! Le grand royaume des ombres, de Arno Geiger © Aim Pé

Bonne Lektüre #10
"Le grand royaume des ombres", by Arno Geiger

Bonne Lektüre! Kiste, de Patrick Wirbeleit et Uwe Heidschötter © Aim Pé

Bonne Lektüre #9
"Kiste", by Patrick Wirbeleit and Uwe Heidschötter

Bonne Lektüre mit Marie-Pierre © Goethe-Institut Montreal

Bonne Lektüre #8
"La patate cadeau", by Diane Carmel Léger

Bonne Lektüre! Urbex RDA, de Nicolas Offenstadt © Goethe-Institut Montreal

Bonne Lektüre #7
"Urbex RDA", by Nicolas Offenstadt

Bonne Lektüre! Les occasions manquées, de Lucy Fricke @ Aim Pé

Bonne Lektüre #6
"Les occasions manquées", by Lucy Fricke

„Tant qu’il y aura des cèdres“ © Goethe-Institut Montreal

Bonne Lektüre #5
"Tant qu’il y aura des cèdres" de Pierre Jarawan

 „Die letzten 23 Tage der Plüm“ © Goethe-Institut Montreal

Bonne Lektüre #4
"Die letzten 23 Tage der Plüm" by Katharina Greve

Dans le même bateau © Goethe-Institut Montreal

Bonne Lektüre #3
"Dans le même bateau" von Zelba

Schottenfreude © Goethe-Institut Montreal

Bonne Lektüre #2
"Schottenfreude" von Ben Schott

Le rêve de l'Okapi © Goethe-Institut Montreal

Bonne Lektüre #1
"Le rêve de l'okapi" von Mariana Leky


A portemanteau of Book and YouTube, BookTube is a term used for bookish videos found on the YouTube platform. Such videos started appearing on the platform around 2010, made by book lovers worldwide. BookTube videos can consist of book presentations, reviews (with or without spoilers), bookshelf tours, readalongs, discussions, etc. Many genres are represented in the BookTube community (Young Adult, classics, science-fiction, comics, non-fiction, etc.). The community has grown exponentially in recent years, and is often cited as a source of growth for the book publishing industry.

Our vlogger

Marie-Pierre has been the librarian at the Goethe-Institut Montreal for over 10 years. An avid reader since childhood, she explores a wide variety of literary fields with great curiosity. Of course, German literature is a particular focus of interest for her. After studying the classics as part of her Bachelor's degree in German Studies, she turns to contemporary German literature in her BookTube channel Bonne Lektüre. She lives in Montreal.

More about German literature

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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!

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.

Book of the week

Henning Wagenbreth © Henning Wagenbreth

Exhibition | From Thursday, February 24 to Sunday, April 10, 2022 | Centre de design
Henning Wagenbreth – Graphic Design for All Ages

Curator: Marc H. Choko

A UFO has landed in Montréal, dropping off its cargo of highly unusual graphic objects at the UQAM Design Centre. The spaceship’s commander is the Berlin poster artist and illustrator Henning Wagenbreth. His world is composed of comic-book characters that provide almost all of his works with a caricatured human presence, robots, rockets, and infernal machines.

An exhibition, as indicated in its title "for 6 to 99 years", which is also suitable for school visits.