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5x Great reading tips

Feel like diving into a great book? Local bookstores and the library make sure you can read and listen to great stories. We've listed a few handy tips for you.

Bibliotheek Eindhoven: the public library

We love the library. You can become a member for just 19 euros a year. That gives you a whole year of reading pleasure for the price of a single good book. Would you like to borrow books from the comfort of your own home? Then you can have them delivered to you! Of course, you could also borrow an e-book from the online library. They have a large collection of books in English as well. With the free app LuisterBieb, you can enjoy the best stories. Great for practicing your Dutch! The app is available to everyone, even if you are not a member of the library.

The library for kids

Children up to the age of eighteen can become members of the library free of charge, so there's no reason not to sign up! There are plenty of e-books and audiobooks for children in the online children's library. Sometimes your kid doesn't feel like reading. Luckily there are also plenty of kids-podcasts and reading videos. 

Van Piere

The bookstore on the Nieuwe Emmasingel is a Valhalla for book lovers. In this beautiful big store you are bound to find your next favorite book. Don't feel like going out? Van Piere also delivers at home. You can also support your favorite bookstore online! 

De Boekenberg

This children's bookstore in De Bergen and Urban Shopper has 26 Tips in times of corona for young readers, but of course there are many more great children's books available in their (online) store. Also check out their Instagram for short read-aloud stories.

Free e-books  

A number of interesting books by Eindhoven authors are now (temporarily) free to read. For example, Succescrisis by PSV director Toon Gerbrands and a sneak preview of the book ‘Waar laat ik mijn handen’ by Serge van Rooij, with lots of tips on how to give an interesting presentation. Publisher Onomatopee offers a free download of We Are The Market!