Upcoming events

Zine workshop

First things first, what's a Zine?

Fanzine: fan + magazine, independent publication created by enthusiasts of particular forms of art and culture. Often shortened to "zine".

Zines are a great way to experiment with art and express yourself with no previous skills needed!

We will guide you through making your first zine in a sea of magazine pages, glue, paper and scissors and you'll leave with your finished project. The course will last from 17:00 to 19:30, we don't want to rush creativity.

The workshop will cost 200 NOK, which can be paid to the store ahead of time to reserve your spot. That covers the cost of materials and instruction. Please email hello@prismaticpages.com to book and get payment instructions.

Only 12 spots are available!

The workshop will be led by Marta Crosta:

I'm an artist and art therapist, I completed my education in Italy and brought my creativity to Norway in the middle of the pandemic. I write poetry and produce mostly collage and mixed media art. I work at Barnekunstmuseet here in Oslo, where I organise workshops and courses. I spend most of my free time reading, that's why Prismatic Pages is the perfect place for this course!

When: 24 April, 17-19.30

Where: Prismatic Pages, Rathkes gate 7b

H. E. Bates, family, and nature: a lecture by Victoria Wicks

British actor, Victoria Wicks, talks about her grandfather, H.E. Bates, author of the much-loved novels, The Darling Buds of May, Love for Lydia and Fair Stood the Wind for France and two newly republished books on country life, 'Through the Woods' and 'Down the River'. Victoria traces his family roots, his struggles as a young writer, his wartime service in the RAF, and how his love of the countryside and nature saved his life. With family photographs and a short film compiled from home cine footage of the author and his family at home in Kent.

When: 16 July, 17-18.15

Hilde Restad in conversation on the US election

How democratic is the world's most well-known democracy, actually? Associate Professor of International Studies Hilde Eliassen Restad visits Prismatic Pages to talk about the upcoming US election and its consequences with bookstore owner and American Indigo Trigg-Hauger.

When: 24 July, 17.00-18.30

May book swap

Welcome to another book swap at Prismatic Pages. Do you have some books that you won't be reading again and need a new home? Bring them us on May 26 and swap them for something new with the others at the swap.

Books in all languages are welcome!

You receive a voucher for each book you bring -- the more you bring the more you can take.

When: 26 May, 16.00-17.30

Where: Prismatic Pages, Rathkes gate 7b

Author conversation with Beate Triantafilidis, on chronic illness, social media, and more

Welcome to an author conversation at Prismatic Pages with Beate Triantafilidis on her book "Bird Hits Glass", chronic illness, navigating the medical system, and social media influence.


Book launch

Habitat by Catriona Shine

5 June, 17.00-19.00

Prismatic Pages, Rathkes gate 7b

Prismatic Pages, in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland in Norway, is proud to help launch Catriona Shine's debut novel, Habitat. The book follows seven neighbours over the course of a surreal and life-changing week as their mid-century apartment building in Oslo begins to inexplicably break down around them.

CANCELLED: June book swap

Welcome to another book swap at Prismatic Pages. Do you have some books that you won't be reading again and need a new home? Bring them us on and swap them for something new with the others at the swap.

Books in all languages are welcome!

You receive a voucher for each book you bring -- the more you bring the more you can take.

When: 24 June, 16.30-18.00

Where: Prismatic Pages, Rathkes gate 7b

The Learning (book) Club

A book club where the only requirement is that the book makes you learn something.

When: 14 August, 17.00-18.30

Where: Prismatic Pages, Rathkes gate 7b

The Learning (book) Club

A book club where the only requirement is that the book makes you learn something.

Our book for October is "This is Not Propaganda" by Peter Pomerantsev.

When: 9 October, 17.00-18.30

Where: Prismatic Pages, Rathkes gate 7b

The Learning (book) Club

A book club where the only requirement is that the book makes you learn something.

Our book for December is "The Living Mountain" by Nan Shepherd.

When: 11 December, 17.00-18.30

Where: Prismatic Pages, Rathkes gate 7b