The Corfu Reading Society is located in the Old Town, a stone's throw from the Museum of Asian Art. It is housed in a beautiful neoclassical building which is certain to bring to mind memories of old Greek films (for Greeks, at least!).
The Society was founded in 1836 by a group of 14 young noblemen and modeled on the Geneva Society (Societe de Lecture de Geneve). Throughout its existence, it had many great personalities as members. Its dynamic presence in all key issues concerning Greece in the 19th and 20th centuries makes its work and role significant both culturally and socially.
Today, with its wealth of books, maps, engravings, paintings, furniture and files, the Reading Society plays a dual role as a study center for Ionian culture and the guardian of tradition of this unique place.