Holiday reading from the TPT pop-up library

13 December 2021

The Conversation


In 2021, The Performance Theatre explored the theme ‘our shared spaces’. Throughout the year we asked our community to recommend books that offered different perspectives on the spaces we share – from the physical and institutional to the digital and spiritual. A few titles from those recommendations are shared below. 


You can revisit our previous post with the summer selection on the same theme for added inspiration. We also welcome new recommendations from you. Write to us on and we’ll add your recommendation to our virtual library.

Since The Performance Theatre (TPT) 2018 in Berlin, we have been honouring the power of books to transform, collaborating with the team at Little Free Library on a pop-up TPT book exchange. Captured on bookplates tucked into recommended volumes, these recommendations have sparked conversations both in the moment and months afterwards.

Little Free Library is a non-profit organisation based in Hudson, Wisconsin, with the belief that all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege. Their mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.