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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 literatures. 

To be able to write, you must have read, and to be able to read, you must be able to live .

Guy Debord

Founded in 2005 under the name Europe(a), Lisez l'Europe aims to be a meeting place for the various literatures which animate European cultures. It is also a meeting point for readers, authors and publishers in Quebec.

Over the years, Lisez l'Europe got local readers to discover several European authors, at the Montreal Book Fair, the Festival international de la littérature (FIL) and the Blue Metropolis festival.

Lisez l'Europe is also at the helm of a European Book club, which meets regularly in a different cultural institut in Montreal to discuss a contemporary European novel.


« L’espion inattendu » de Ottavia Casagrande. © lianalevi.fr

Book Club | Wednesday October 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm | Online
Lisez la littérature italienne !

Our upcoming book club will feature an Italian novel, and will take place Wednesday October 20 at 6:30 pm through the online platform Zoom.

The book chosen for this session is "L’espion inattendu", by Ottavia Casagrande. The discussion will be held in French and moderated by Maria Eugenia Giochi.

Europäischer Tag der Sprachen © JEDL

Mini language courses | Monday, September 27, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Online
European Day of Languages

At this festive event on September 27, from 5 to 7 pm, we will offer free mini language courses over the virtual platform Zoom in Algherese Catalan, Aragonese, Francoprovençal, German, Innu, Italian, LSQ (Quebec sign language), Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish. Most mini courses are meant for people with no prior knowledge of the language, others aim to work on a specific aspect of the language in a playful way.


We extend our thanks espcially to the following partners for their cooperation: 

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