Hachette Livre and PowerZ launch “Beyond the pages”, an innovative, immersive cultural experience combining books and creative technologies

A first immersive journey will take place online during the weekend of 3 and 4 June.

The project emerged from a partnership between Hachette Livre and the start-up PowerZ to create an immersive literary experience open to all audiences, in a metaverse designed for the world of publishing.

With this project, Hachette Livre and PowerZ have crafted a freely accessible virtual journey to explore, discuss and share books, culture and knowledge.

During the two-day “Beyond the pages” online event (“Au-delà des pages“, in French), visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the worlds of more than 10 Hachette Livre children’s imprints through interactive and learning activities.

Visitors to “Beyond the pages” will have the chance to take part in online tours of exciting places, discover different Hachette Livre titles during a stroll around an old Paris square, visit a museum on the Greek underworld with depictions by artists and insights from specialists, or learn about the consequences of climate change in an interactive documentary about glaciers.

They will also have the opportunity to meet fictional characters and attend a virtual literary festival. Visitors will be able to talk to the authors present in the metaverse over the course of the weekend, (re)discovering works from a fun, new angle with the people who wrote them.

The first “Beyond the pages” event will be open to the public on Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June, from 1.00 to 6.00 pm. Anyone can sign up and the event is free.

>> Sign up and take part in the event (in French): https://audeladespages.live/ <<