Ivar Matlaus

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Template:Primarysources Ivar Matlaus Bokkafé is an anarchist literature café located in Trondheim, Norway. The book café is operated on an idealistic and collective basis, and specializes in underground and non-profit literature. Books and literature can be purchased at Ivar Matlaus, but it is also acceptable to read the materials at the café without paying. It is a popular place for people who spend their time at UFFA and also a general meeting place for people who live in the Svartlamon. Ivar Matlaus wishes to strengthen their interest in political activism and work. They want to be an info center for things happening around the world and a place where it is possible to retrieve information about important political issues.[1]


The Ivar Matlaus Bokkafe was founded in 1982 as part of UFFA. UFFA is politically active and predominantly anarchist in view; they oppose racism, homophobia, sexual discrimination and capitalism. UFFA has, among other things, participated in anti-racist demonstrations and demonstrations against the NATO summit in Åre. In contrast to the attitude of Marxist UngMob/Blitz Environment in Oslo, UFFA has locally been less militant than Blitz has been in Oslo.

The Ivar Matlaus Bokkafé, which supports UFFA objectives, is located two places in Trondheim (Norway). One of the café’s branches is located at the UFFA youth club – and when the original house burned to the ground the branch was moved to the newer UFFA-house. Another main café is located at Svartlamon. [2]


The café is named after a Norwegian anarchist named Ivar Mortensson-Egnund, who among other things, lectured the Norwegian people about politics, religion and social issues. One of the lectures he held was named “Matløysa i Noreg”. Translated to English it means “The foodshortage in Norway”. After this lection he was called “Ivar Matlaus” – or “Foodless Ivar” in English.[3]