WELCOME TO THE SOCIÉTÉ DE LECTURE

A literary society, exceptional book collection and hub of Geneva cultural life. Fostering intellectual curiosity and inquiry since 1818.

JOIN US

MEET YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHORS

Throughout the year, join us in conversation with prominent writers, thinkers, historians and public figures shaping the world today.

EVENTS PROGRAMME

200 000 BOOKS TO CHOSE FROM

Selected for you, reserved by you, available on loan from the library or delivered to your home by post.

ONLINE CATALOGUE

THE SALONS AND READING ROOMS

A quiet place to study, think and create, read newspapers and periodicals. An elegant venue for private events, parties and work seminars.

OUR SALONS

200 YEARS OF HISTORY

Founded in 1818 by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, the Société de Lecture occupies a beautiful townhouse built in the 18th century as the residence of the king of France’s representative in Geneva.

OUR HISTORY

THE LIBRARY

 

Our speakers

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 OUR PARTNERS