Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises of the Printed Word
A Hardback edition by Alex Johnson in English (Mar 28, 2018)
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Short Description: The so-called "Book Towns" of the world are dedicated havens of literature, and the ultimate dream of book lovers everywhere. Book Towns takes readers on a richly illustrated tour... Read more
The so-called "Book Towns" of the world are dedicated havens of literature, and the ultimate dream of book lovers everywhere. Book Towns takes readers 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 advice.
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.
Book Towns Hardback edition by Alex Johnson
- Alex Johnson
- Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
- Publication date
- Mar 28, 2018
- New edition
- Product dimensions
- 166 x 217 x 24mm