With a book in their hands, words in their mouth and phantasy in their minds readers have been entering foreign worlds since the beginning of time. Letter for letter a fictitious story evokes a universe in which the reader immerses and loses all care for the outside world. Can Virtual Reality add anything to the marvel of literary worlds? Can it make stories more accessible for all senses? At the Zentralbibliothek of Bücherhallen Hamburg we are debating whether the power of Virtual Reality might ultimately replace the book.


Sabina Ciechowski (Rowohlt Verlag)

Michael Schulte-Markwort (UKE)

Corinne Soland (Digital Bühne Zürich)


Melanie Stein (ARD)


Kindly supported by Körber-Stiftung