Welcome to Europe's largest house of literature

Litteraturhuset (The House of Literature) hosts both small and large events and works to promote interest in books, reading, and knowledge across all age groups..


Events in English

A small selection of our events are in English. To see all events at The House of Literature, click the language icon in the top-right corner to view the Norwegian website.

Do you want to rent a venue?

Are you looking for a suitable venue for your next seminar, course, lecture or meeting? The House of Literature offers rooms of various sizes, with room setups tailored to your needs ready upon arrival.

A picture of Wergeland, the main hall at Litteraturhuse

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Kafe Oslo

The restaurant and bar at Litteraturhuset

The restaurant Kafe Oslo

Kafe Oslo is the house's department for non-spiritual nourishment. Here, you can get unpretentious and proper food, from a small snack to a full three-course meal. At the back of the café, you'll find LesBar, a cozy area without an obligation to order food, where you can enjoy a book, newspaper, or magazine you've brought along.

See the menu and book a table

Opening Hours

  • Monday–Saturday: 10:00–23:00
  • Sunday: 12:00–17:00

Norli Litteraturhuset

The bookshop at The House of Literature

The bookshop Norli Litteraturhuset

Norli Litteraturhuset is a unique bookstore in Norway. The bookstore offers an extensive selection of fiction for readers of all ages, as well as a good range of books on history, society, and debate, poetry, and philosophy. Here, you'll discover literary gems!

Read more about Norli at Litteraturhuset

Opening Hours

  • Monday–friday: 11:00–20:00
  • Saturday: 11:00–18:00
  • Sunday: 12:00–16:00

Discover our Digital Content

In addition to our events, we also produce digital content, some of which is available to an English-speaking audience.

Cover for the English-language podcast LitHouse


“LitHouse” is a podcast where some of our English-language stage conversations are published. In the podcast, edited versions of selected conversations and lectures are presented.

Cover for the English-language podcast How to Proceed, with an illustration of the author Linn Ullmann

How to Proceed

“How To Proceed” is an English-language podcast where author Linn Ullmann talks to some of the world's most renowned living authors about creativity and writing, about their books, and about the world we're living in right now.