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Lisez l'Europe© Lisez l'Europe

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. 

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 wants 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 and the Blue Metropolis festival.

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


Lisez l'Europe va au cinéma © Samuel Goldwyn Films

Film series
Lisez l'Europe goes to the movies

Presented by "Lisez l’Europe – the meeting place for European books“, this film series consists of literary adaptations as well as films with a literary theme.

Marie-Pierre Poulin Marie-Pierre Poulin
Director of the Information & Library Department
Tel.: +1 514 4990159 105
Fax: +1 514 4990 905


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

Partenaires Partenaires