HeadRead on Jupiter

It has been our pleasure to welcome Estonian Public Broadcasting at the festival for several years now to record some of the events. Fourteen episodes have now been made available as a compact selection on the Jupiter page. While this is only scratching the surface, we hope this will give a good overview of the … Continued

HeadRead at the Kirjandustänava festival

Although the festival was not held this year, you can still be a part of HeadRead at a festival in a certain way – we are represented at the Kirjandustänava (Literary Street) festival held on Saturday 5 September in Kadriorg. Schedule: 13.00 Heili Sepp and Krista Kaer talk about literature 15.00 Hendrik Relve and Krister … Continued

The HeadRead literary festival is cancelled this year

With a heavy heart, the organisers of the HeadRead literary festival decided to not hold the festival this year. The main consideration is the new surge in COVID-19 infections in the world but also in Estonia. The health of visitors and guests is crucial for the organisers and therefore, even a theoretical possibility of infection … Continued

HeadRead is looking for volunteers

The HeadRead literary festival is looking for volunteers for the period of 9-13 September 2020. The main tasks of volunteers include providing information and booklets at the info desk, taking care of the main festival venue and selling books, as well as meeting guests, working as a messenger, and other essential tasks. Prospective volunteers are … Continued

Krõõt Kukkur’s illustrations

The cooperation between the HeadRead festival and Krõõt Kukkur goes back years, when she designed our popular T-shirts and tote bags. In the spirit of a spring makeover, we are very happy to spruce up out website with her unique illustrations. Krõõt is warm and witty, she does her own thing and has character – … Continued

The HeadRead literary festival is postponed until September 

Press release 19 March 2020 Due to the declaring of an emergency situation in Estonia to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the HeadRead literary festival will not take place during its usual dates, that is, the end of May, and will be held in early autumn. This year’s literary festival is held from 9 … Continued

Crisis transforms good words into good deeds

Jan Kaus The fact that the HeadRead festival is postponed should come as no surprise. While as of now, the emergency situation declared due to the virus outbreak officially lasts until 1 May, we must assume that events are unpredictable and there is every possibility that life has not returned to normal by May. We … Continued

Developments related to the coronavirus

Due to the spread of the coronavirus and the state of emergency declared in Estonia, the organisers of HeadRead are closely monitoring the situation and will make a decision about the time of the festival as soon as possible. In the mean time, stay safe, follow the instructions of authorities (Estonian Health Board, Ministry of … Continued

Love at first suaree

Louis Tarpin When you settle in Estonia as a Frenchman, a question soon arises: how will you learn that language? Confident that your mastery of two or three other languages will help you, you book a course somewhere and start studying. Then, usually about halfway through the first lesson, you clutch your head, thinking, “What … Continued

Winners of the #raamaturead photo competition

This winter, we announced a photo competition to celebrate the bookshelves of all book lovers. We are happy to announce that the following submissions were the lucky winners:     We kindly ask the winners to contact Ingrid Velbaum-Staub. Congratulations and many happy reads!

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