Cultural Program: December 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019
Cultural program of Livraria Lello during the month of December of 2019

December 6th | 9:30 pm | Livraria Lello
Presentation of The Book - Maestro Victorino d’ Almeida
He who is considered one of the greatest Portuguese pianists comes to Livraria Lello to present his latest book Ensaio sobre a Surdez. During the performance, we will be pleased to hear Maestro António Victorino d 'Almeida play the piano live, on a night that will surely be magical.

December 19th | 6 pm | Livraria Lello
Presentation of The Book - Joel Cleto

Archaeologist, historian and promoter of history and heritage, Joel Cleto, comes to Livraria Lello, accompanied by Sérgio Jacques, to present his new book Lendas de Natal. In this truly Christmas book, sacred and profane blend together, and the immateriality of traditional legends and narratives emerge in a privileged way.
Lendas de Natal comes in the wake of the success of the five volumes of previous Lendas do Porto, by the same two authors.

December 19th | 9:30 pm | Livraria Lello
Presentation of The Book - Norma Pott

Livraria Lello welcomes Norma Pott for the presentation of her book Ironia Circular on December 19th at 9:30 pm. This event will be the motto for a conversation about some pertinent themes of current society, with testimonials by Ana Rodrigues and Natália Coutinho and moderation by Álvaro Domingues.
A moment to reflect on some of the signs of the new times, but also, a night where poetry and art will be present with colour and light.

December 21st | 9:30pm | Livraria Lello
Author of the Month | Pedro Mexia

As part of the Author of the Month program, Livraria Lello welcomes Pedro Mexia.
The Poetry & Cinema event will be attended by Pedro Mexia and filmmaker Joaquim Sapinho, to talk about the close relationship of poetry with cinema. An exhibition will open about the universe of cinema in the life and work of Pedro Mexia.

Christmas arrived in Livraria Lello...

Santa Claus comes to Livraria Lello
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of December, till Christmas, Santa Claus comes to Livraria Lello to tell stories and delight the young ones.
Days: December 05th, 06th, 07th, 08th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
From 2:30 pm to 7 pm, except 24th, which will be from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Window Readings
Every Friday from December until Christmas, Livraria Lello team wears the role of storytellers and goes to the Bookshop window to tell the most wonderful Christmas tales.
Days: December 06th, 13th, 20th
From 3:30 pm at Carmelitas Street

Staged Readings
This Christmas, Livraria Lello invites authors and actors to come and tell their favourite Christmas stories.
Days: December 14th, 21st, 24th
From 11:30 am at Carmelitas Street

Christmas Before Christmas
Because for Livraria Lello Christmas is sharing, on December 24th we open the doors to all who want to come celebrate this magical day with us and exchange gifts.

🎅 Santa will be at the Bookshop, between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm
🤴 Staged Reading of "The Little Prince" by Tin.Bra at 11:30 am
🍷 Port wine by Taylor's Port Wine

Free entrance, from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

Magic Tale
In December, the Livraria Lello Fairy honours one of the best-known children's stories ever, The Adventures of Pinocchio, telling it to the young and helping to keep it alive.

The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Days: December 15th and 22nd, at 11:30 am, inside Livraria Lello
Storytelling to children from 5 to 10 years. Enrolment online - via Facebook private message.

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