International Living Library

Launched in celebration
of the
International Day of Tolerance  in partnership with the KulturreferatHHU

Please email our Living Library coordinator, Ejra Mehic, on about this program.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Inaugural Event of the International Living Library - Celebrating Diversity and Tolerance!

The world is a vast tapestry of cultures, languages, and experiences, and it is this beautiful diversity that enriches our lives and broadens our horizons. However, in our fast-paced globalized world, it is crucial to cultivate tolerance, understanding, and empathy for one another's unique stories and perspectives. We believe that everyone has a story worth telling and that every individual has a role to play in creating a more tolerant world.

Our event aims to provide a platform for open dialogue and intercultural exchange that challenges prejudices and nurtures acceptance. It's not just about books; it's about "living books" - real people with extraordinary stories, perspectives, and experiences to share.

Visitors will have the unique opportunity to engage with different "living books." Each "living book" has a captivating story, life experience, or perspective that will inspire, enlighten, and open your heart. We believe that these meaningful interactions can break down barriers and transform preconceptions. This is your chance to learn from the pages of someone else's life.

Our "living books" come from diverse backgrounds, reflecting a rich tapestry of experiences. You can choose to engage with individuals who have lived through adventures and challenges in various corners of the world. Share stories of migration, cultural identity, and the power of diversity. Immerse yourself in conversations that will challenge your preconceived notions and inspire you to embrace the beauty of our global community.

The International English Library provides the ideal setting for these exchanges. It's a place where books from various cultures and backgrounds line the shelves, inviting readers to explore worlds beyond their own.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect, learn, and celebrate diversity. 

Thank you to Deutsche Welle's Inside Europe Program for Checking out a living Book on their weekly podcast! Hear Kate Laycock's review here (starting at the 30 minute mark.)

Meet our inaugural Living Books!