In October 2011, the Swedish Academy announced that the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer would receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, »because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality«.
The Nobel Museum’s exhibition »Tomas Tranströmer—To go into reality itself«, about the poet and his works, consists of two parts. For one part, bookbinders from all over the world have interpreted his poems in the form of artistically rendered bindings. The second part is biographical where the content of Tranströmer’s books have materialised in the room in the form of objects, texts and images.
In the biographical part, there are four themes: »The Self«,
»Nature«, »Music« and »The World«.
In the museum shop you can find Tranströmers poetry in many languages, together with gifts that inspire to writing, bookbinding and exploring poetry and music as well as the nature.
Tranströmers poetry in german, italian, spanish, english and french.
In the shop you will find products inspired by the bookbindings in the Tranströmer exhibition.
We sell cloth that can be used for cloth-binding, in many colors and sewn note books. Both products come from the swedish company Papp Limited that mix traditional book-binding technique with modern design.