What is literature?

We look forward to finding an answer to this question within the framework of the ‘Library’ project.

Within this project we invite Latvian writers as well as other active participants of Latvian literary life to reveal to the general public stories about the importance of literature in their lives, stories about their personal libraries, the contents as well as the emotional and professional value their libraries imply. We encourage you to share, and let us capture these revelations in video series in order to create the opportunity for everyone to learn from these experiences.

The answers differ. There are those who think that even a bus ticket can qualify as literature – no denying: words are printed on it. Others believe literature is one of the most important creators of Latvian identity, since not only is literature a form of art, it is also both the preserver and creator of the Latvian language.


What is literature to you?

What does a book mean to you? Do you have a personal library? Which do you think is the book that should be in the possession of every Latvian?
We kindly invite you to share your own very personal library story – make a post on it in photo or video format on your social networking profiles, just make sure to add the hashtag #biblioteka.

Let’s seek the answer together!