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Read Hour in Sweden



Read Hour is celebrated in Sweden for the first time in September 2021. For example, authors, the city of Malmö and the media are taking part in the celebrations. See all events in Sweden below.

All times are local times in Sweden.

During the 1st–8th September there will be Read Hour ads in Swedish media.

The Finnish Institute in Stockholm will open an exhibition to present children’s literature on the 8th of September. The culture minister of Sweden will visit the opening ceremony and the event will be live-streamed. After the opening event, the Institute will host a Read Hour from 7 pm–8 pm. During that time the books that are present at the exhibition will be read out loud. Read more about the event (in Swedish or Finnish).

Several authors from the publisher Bonnier Carlsen will host an Instagram live at their own accounts on the 8th of September from 7 pm–8 pm. Authors will read their books out loud live.

A cultural house Funnys Äventyr in Malmö will send out story hours on their social media channels during Read Hour. Also the city of Malmö’s schools and daycares are actively taking part in the campaign.

A theme park Junibacken will organise a reading marathon in their social media channels.

How can you take part in the Read Hour Sverige?

Stop to read for an hour on UN Literacy Day on the 8th of September at 7 pm. Find your way of reading, whether that be a book, an audiobook, a comic book, or a magazine. Anyone taking part is encouraged to share a photo of themselves or what they are reading on social media using the hashtag #ReadHour.


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