Skip navigation brings literature home: public readings in private spaces are personal, original and unconventional. They take place in shared living rooms, studios, backyards or allotments and bring together readers and writers. The curated programme presents authors from Switzerland and elsewhere, offering the opportunity for exciting prose debuts. The events are hosted by normal people like you and I prepared to open their doors for a few hours. The direct contact between author and audience creates a special atmosphere that makes every reading a unique experience.

The sofa readings were first initiated by the Literaturhaus Basel and organized by Mariann Bühler. They became such a success in such a short space of time that a separate association was founded, which now organises readings throughout Switzerland. is an initiative of the Förderfonds Engagement Migros in cooperation with other Swiss literature houses.

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