Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises Of The Printed Word by Alex JohnsonBook Towns: Forty Five Paradises Of The Printed Word by Alex Johnson

Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises Of The Printed Word

byAlex Johnson

Hardcover | March 22, 2018

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The so-called “Book Towns of the world are dedicated havens of literature, and the ultimate dream of book lovers everywhere.Book Townstakes 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.
Alex Johnsonis a journalist, blogger and the author ofA Book of Book Lists,Improbable Libraries,Bookshelf, andShedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution. He runs the web sites Shedworking atwww.shedworking.co.ukand Bookshelf atwww.onthebookshelf.co.uk. Alex lives in St Albans, London with his wife, three children, and plenty of ...
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Title:Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises Of The Printed WordFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 6.62 X 8.5 X 1 inPublished:March 22, 2018Publisher:Frances Lincoln AdultLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0711238936

ISBN - 13:9780711238930

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"In the forthcoming Book Towns, journalist Alex Johnson catalogues these most charming of tourist destinations."
- Sarah Laskow, Atlas Obscura