The Nights of Reading, created in 2017 by the Ministry of Culture to celebrate the pleasure of reading, will take place all over France and in about twenty countries around the world, from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 January.

Of events in situ and digital

On the program, around the theme of the 5e «Relive the world» edition, it will be 4 days of festivities prepared by libraries, bookshops or educational establishments in accordance with health regulations. In particular, theatrical or musical readings are planned in small groups, intimate meetings with authors, escape games literature in small groups and other fun activities around the book.

Throughout the 4 nights of the event, many digital events will be organized by places as diverse as museums, theatres or literary hotels.

All programming details are online here.

Questions for a reader, a quiz about the book

To enrich the digital component of the Nuits de la Lecture program, the Ministry of Culture has developed a new quiz about books and reading! The public will be invited to test their knowledge in a fun way on the event’s website from 13 January. Players will be able to navigate through five themes: “The Ninth Art” for the National Year of Comics, “The Night”, “The City”, “Literature and Other Arts” and “Around the World”; and access two levels of question difficulty (produced in collaboration with the Bibliothèque nationale de France - Gallica, the Eurêkoi online question and answer service run by the Bibliothèque publique d'information and the Centre national du livre).


The Reading Nights are supported by:

the Association des bibliothécaires de France, the Association des bibliothécaires départementaux, the Association des directeurs des bibliothèques municipales et des groupements intercommunaux des villes de France, the Syndicat de la librairie française, the Association internationale des libraires francophones, the Société des Gens de Lettres, the Syndicat national de l'édition, UNESCO, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Centre national du livre, the Bibliothèque publique d'information, the Association of Directors and Management Staff of University Libraries and Documentation, the Association Art + University + Culture, Unesco, RATP, Phenix Stories, Insert, France Télévisions, Radio France, France Médias Monde, TV5 Monde, Gulli, L'Express and 20 minutes.

All information about: and on #NuitsLecture