Friday 14.8 at 6pm at Arkadia: A Summer of Storytelling – Tove Jansson’s “Summer Book” (Part 3)

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to A Summer of Storytelling – Tove Jansson’s “Summer Book” (Part 3) on Friday 14.8 at 6 pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)


Warm regards,


A donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the bookshop is suggested and would be most welcome. Arkadia wouldn’t exist without this act of generosity. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !


Get into the summer spirit — through stories! Come and join us for public readings of Tove Jansson’s “Summer Book” in four of the cosiest spaces in Helsinki.

The third reading at Arkadia Bookshop will include the following stories from the book:
9. The Tent
10. The Neighbour
11. The Robe
12. The Enormous Plastic Sausage

Summer is a time for relaxing, spending time with friends, and letting your mind wander — as it should! There is no better way to end a summer day than listening to a warm and fuzzy story read aloud (tea and crumpets included). No headphones, laptops, reading glasses, or movie tickets required.

Readings will be in English and, copyrights willing, recorded and freely released as a podcast audio book so that you can tap into summer feelings during long winter nights. We will read the book in four successive parts. Follow along with upcoming readings and locations on our Facebook page.

About Salakirjasto:

is a freewheeling network of people and events to foster and celebrate the creation and consumption of stories. Through our events we are supporting knowledge discovery that is open, accessible, community-oriented, and fun! It was founded by Molly Schwartz, a librarian and budding novelist who will be reading the stories, and Vesa Kuosmanen, a filmmaker, with support from the City of Helsinki’s Cultural Office.