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People reading Norwegian literature in Tromsø Library and City Archives
Tromsø Library and City Archives.
Photo: Mark Ledingham / Tromsø Library and City Archives
Literature in a bookshelf by the fjord in Fjærland, Norway
The Norwegian booktown Fjærland.
Photo: Marcus Tacker / CC BY-ND 2.0


A reading nation

Award-winning libraries, charming book towns, the world’s second-greatest playwright and a bizarre thirst for murders at Easter are just some of the reasons Norwegians read more than any other European nationality.

Plan your literatour

True literature lovers can visit authors’ homes, writers’ centres, book towns, and literature houses in several places in Norway.

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