Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises of the Printed Word
From Hay on Wye in Wales to Urena in Spain; Fjaerland in Norway to Jimbochu in Japan; around 40 semi-official book towns now exist around the world. But until now; there has been no complete directory of their location; history and charm. Book Towns takes readers on a richly illustrated tour of these captivating; dedicated havens of literature; outlining the origins and development of each community; and offering practical travel advice. Explore bustling book markets in Calcutta and Buenos Aires; and pop-up shops in old churches; ferry waiting rooms and stables. A stylish and original guide; it is the perfect gift for both book lovers and travel enthusiasts.
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