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You can still register in the Municipal Public Library, a branch No. 28 (Lotników Square 7) – open daily between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Due to limited number of participants, we do recommend to do it quickly!


The following books are available:


In Polish

Wilgotne miejsca by Charlotte Roche

Wiedźmin – ostatnie życzenie by Andrzej Sapkowski

Tao Kubusia Puchatka by Benjamin Hoff

Gwiazd naszych wina by John Green


In German:

Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Loslabern by Rainald Goetz


In English:

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson,

Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville


The action takes place in the town library. A group of people form a library collection consisting of living books (previously each of them chose one for himself/herself an important book and learned it by heart). Each spectator can borrow one of them – then they go together to the chosen location (library armchairs, coffee shop, park) and the book says itself.

The idea for this library of living books comes from the Science Fiction novel Fahrenheit 451. It is a future vision of a society where books are forbidden and burned because they are considered dangerous. An underground community of people learn books by heart. Books are read to remember and written to forget. To memorise a book, or more poetically ‘to learn a book by heart’, is in a way a rewriting of that book. In the process of memorising, the reader for a moment steps into the place of the writer, or rather he/ she is becoming the book. Perhaps by the time you reach the end you will have forgotten the beginning. Learning a book by heart is an ongoing activity. Title of the action is a sentence from a book by Alexander Smith appearing in a book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953).

Project page accompanying festival

Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego
The festival was supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Teatr Kana Szczecin