The so-called “Book Towns” of the World
are dedicated havens of literature, and the ultimate dream of book lovers everywhere. Book Towns
on a richly illustrated tour of the 40 semi-officially recognized Literary
towns around the World
and outlines the History
and development of each community, and offers practical Travel
Many Book Towns have emerged in areas of marked attraction, such as Ureña in Spain or Fjaerland in Norway, where bookshops have been set up in buildings including former ferry waiting rooms and banks. While the UK has the best-known examples at Hay, Wigtown and Sedbergh, the book has a broad international appeal, featuring locations such as Jimbochu in Japan, College Street in Calcutta, and major unofficial “book cities” such as Buenos Aires.