Hay Castle bookshop in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, with other bookshops on the road behind.

A book town is a town or village with many used book or antiquarian bookstores. These stores, as well as literary festivals, attract bibliophile tourists. Some book towns are members of the International Organisation of Book Towns.[1]

List of book towns

Scotland's largest secondhand bookshop, in Wigtown

Book towns with known dates of operation

Book towns with unknown dates of operation

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See also

References

  1. ^ "International Organisation of Book Towns". www.booktown.net.
  2. ^ Goodenough, Mike (11 April 2005). "Dalmellington Book Town - on the road to nowhere". TheBookGuide. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011.
  3. ^ Alex Johnson (5 April 2018). Book Towns. Frances Lincoln (White Lion 2). p. 90. ISBN 978-1-78101-242-0.
  4. ^ "The Book Town in Mellösa". 9 February 2012. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012.
  5. ^ Kennedy, Maev; Correspondent, Heritage (28 June 2003). "Books open new chapter for Plywood City". The Guardian.
  6. ^ Goodenough, Mike (17 March 2006). "Blaenafon – The Booktown Experiment Fails". TheBookGuide. Archived from the original on 3 July 2010.
  7. ^ "Welcome to Brownville Nebraska - Events, News and Info". Brownville Nebraska - Merchants of Brownvill.
  8. ^ "For Those Who Love Books - Home". Hobartbookvillage.com. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  9. ^ torupbogby.dk. Torup Bogby home page.
  10. ^ Book Village Malaysia
  11. ^ "Turismo Provincia de Valladolid". Diputaciondevalladolid.es. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Bellprat Vila del Llibre". www.viladelllibre.cat. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Esquelbook le site d'Esquelbecq, Village du Livre". esquelbook.com (in French). Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Borrby Bokby - Sveriges första bokby". Borrby Bokby.
  15. ^ "Booktown | Featherston, New Zealand". featherston-booktown. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  16. ^ Dey, Panchali. "Bhilar, India's first 'book village', welcomes you to test your reading skills". The Times of India. ISSN 0971-8257. Retrieved 12 February 2023.
  17. ^ "Book town Festival". Ajuntament de La Pobla de Segur. Retrieved 12 February 2023.