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Parallel Reprodukt

Graphic Novel
January 2022: Parallel

In a simple and classy black and white style Matthias Lehmann tells the story of Karl Kling, a gay man trying his best to live a “normal” life in post-war Germany.

Der kleine Knig Dezember Kunstmann

December 2021: Der kleine Knig Dezember

If "A Christmas Carol" makes us more generous and kind to others, "Der kleine Knig Dezember" makes us treat ourselves better. It is a hug and a pat on the shoulder for everyone who may sometimes feel dispirited and disoriented in this world.

The Old King in his Exile Goethe-Institut Hongkong

November 2021: The Old King in his Exile

Arno Geiger, a German Book Prize winner, wrote about the journey to deal with his father’s Alzheimer’s in 2011. The book has become Arno’s bestselling book and has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

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Highlight of the Month: Berlin School Glossary

As KINO/21 German Film Festival is coming back in full scale this October, we highly recommend this ABC book to those who want to know more about the "Berlin School", Germany's most significant film school.

September 2021: Die Entdeckung der Currywurst KiWi 臺灣商務印書館

September 2021: The Invention of Curried Sausage

The ongoing pandemic has brought major changes to our eating and cooking habits.  Many people discover (or rediscover) the joy of home cooking and invent new recipes. 

Kafka Reprodukt

Graphic Novel
Highlight of the Month: Kafka

With Hong Kong comic artist Li Chi Tak’s latest retake of Kafka’s 10 stories into his new comic book named KAFKA, the Goethe-Library has picked David Zane Mairowitz & Robert Crumb’s previous Graphic Novel on Kafka as the highlight of the month.

Mwen. Müll. Und Meerjungfrauen LAPPAN

Cartoons. Comics. Illustrations
July 2021: Seagulls. Garbage. And Mermaids

The sea as a habitat is exposed to numerous dangers, be it plastic waste or rising temperatures, trawl nets or cruise ships.

Etüden im Schnee Goethe-Institut

June 2021: Memoirs of a polar bear

Three lives. Three generations. Lives as they were through the eyes of three polar bears. 

Meersabenteuer United Letters

Children Book
May 2021: The Ocean Adventure

Have fun exploring the magical sea! Both in this ocean story and in real life, you can make our exciting world a little better each day! You are the hero!

April 2021: Manno! Reprodukt

APRIL 2021: Manno!

Do you remember your first eye test? The excitement when you got your first prescription glasses? Or can you still remember the silly but immensely fun childhood games you had with your friends? How about the fights you had with your siblings?

THEN I’LL GO NOW, TIME SAID Goethe-Institut Hongkong

Children Book

It’s Sunday and Time has come for a visit. Lara and the Time are good friends. But Lara’s family seems to have something against it. They talk about passing Time or even killing it. Time decides to leave. But nobody can help Lara as no one seems to have time for the Time. Will she trace its path and find it again?

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A Forecast
Onleihe: A Forecast for 2021

After reading up on nearly all New Year’s forecasts by famous Fengshui masters in Hong Kong, the Goethe-Library team has compiled an ultimate Chinese horoscope 2021 guide for everyone. Read the right books, do the right things, and “pursue good fortune and avoid disaster”!

Der Nussknacker NordSüd

December 2020: The Nutcracker

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without...the Nutcracker! Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann created a classic in 1816 with his Fantasy about the Nutcracker and Mouse King. After more than 200 years it is still as popular as ever!

The Summer of Her Life Reprodukt

Graphic Novel
November 2020: The Summer of Her Life

“The Summer of Her Life” is the first collaboration between the comic artist Barbara Yelin and the novelist Thomas von Steinaecker. In a poetic, touching and profound way, it touches upon the topics that we seldom dare to touch on: What is it like to spend your twilight years in a home? How do you know whether you’ve made the right choices? And what does it mean, in the end, to be happy?

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Onleihe is not just about books. You can also enjoy music with it! In this month we have asked one of our colleagues, who is a master student studying music, to select her favourite "Top 10 albums" from Onleihe!

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May 2020: The Great Museum

A curious, witty and humorous peek behind the scenes at a world-famous cultural institution – The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.