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Become a member

The vitality of literature in Basel thrives on a lively exchange between the audience and the city. We need active members - we need you! As a member you can support our activities and contribute to a vibrant literary scene in Basel.

What you can look forward to
— Over 200 events a year at the Literaturhaus and the BuchBasel Festival
— The chance to meet authors from all over the world, Switzerland and the Basel region
— Readings at the Literaturhaus, the Volkshaus and at special venues
— Sofa readings in private homes
— Discussions and debates
— Award of the Swiss Book Prize
— Writing and reading courses, workshops
— Guided literary walks
— Children's events

How you benefit
— Discounts on admission to all our events
— Invitation to the opening of the BuchBasel Festival

— Individual membership: CHF 50.-
— Couple living in the same household: CHF 80.-
— Company / Institution / Contributing membership: from CHF 100.-
— Patron: from CHF 1000.- (free admission to our events)

Get in touch with us at
or +41 (0)61 261 29 50.

Membership Application


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