Franz Fühmann, an author in the GDR who died in 1984, lived mainly in Märkisch Buchholz. The town is home to a Literature and Meeting Centre in the old primary school building. It contains a permanent exhibition about the life and works of the author. The building also houses a library and a literature café that is open every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please see the website for dates of theme-related events.