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Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises of the Printed Word

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 Urea 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....

Title : Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises of the Printed Word
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ISBN : 9780711238930
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 192 pages
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Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises of the Printed Word Reviews

  • Theediscerning

    Very much what it says it is, this is a pictorial guide to book towns – those places, inspired by the success of Hay-on-Wye, that have regenerated their buildings and economies by having an emphasis on books, book festivals and suchlike. Highly illustrated, with travel tips, buying guides and potted histories over four pages (only three entries get six), the contents tie in with the members of an International Organisation of Book Towns, but apart from a specialist looking into them all, I can't ...more

  • Kelly

    Book Towns does exactly what it says on the cover… it takes you around the world to visit various book towns giving each one around 4 pages in the book which contains a description of the towns themselves along with interesting titbits of information and stunning photography.

    This is a true ‘coffee table’ book for me. Literally a fascinating non-fiction book that can be left on the coffee table and picked up and perused for a few minutes with a cuppa each time. You don’t lose your place or feel
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  • Lesa

    Alex Johnson's charming book actually has a subtitle. The book is Book Towns: Forty-Five Paradises of the Printed Word. His book, with its colorful photos, is actually a travelogue for those of us who probably won't get to Australia or France or Spain, or a dozen other countries to visit the book towns. But armchair travelers who appreciate bookstores will enjoy the book.

    The book towns Johnson covers are not towns devoted only to bookstores. Most of them are "A small town usually rural and sceni
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  • Emily

    I now have 45 locations to visit added to my bucket list! There are a couple very small features I would change about the book, if I could do so. First, instead of featuring a quote about the location next to the write-up from that very same section, I think a small map of the book town’s location would be more beneficial. I also wish that the table of contents listed the name of the country with the city name to make referencing the passage easier at a later date. Each book town sounds like a w ...more

  • Tasha

    Meh. I was expecting a lot more information on each book town. Instead there's a page of info, two if you're lucky, and it's mostly stuff you can find on Google. Also can we drop the "real" books versus ebooks thing, please?

  • Laura

    I am the kind of person who goes to Portland to spend time at Powell's City of Books. I am the kind of person that when I ran out of room in my luggage, when I was in Australia, shipped as many of the books home, as I could. I'm the kind of person that, when I can, stuffs my suitcases full of books, no matter what city I visit.

    So, when I saw this book about book towns, town that are gearted to lovers of books like me, I though it would be fun to read, and so it was. I knew about Hay on Wye, the
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  • Fran

    This book details the history of book towns. Informative, with gorgeous photography....makes the reader long to seek out each and every bookish destination.

  • Fran

    This book details the history of book towns. Informative, with gorgeous photography....makes the reader long to seek out each and every bookish destination.