Book Towns by Alex Johnson

Book Towns

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 N...


Details Book Towns

TitleBook Towns
ISBN9780711238930
Author
Release DateMar 22nd, 2018
PublisherFrances Lincoln
GenreNonfiction, Writing, Books About Books, Travel
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Reviews Book Towns

  • Steffi
    2018-04-07
    Liebevoll gestaltetes, fotoreiches Buch, das Lust macht, die inzwischen zahlreichen Bücherstädte in der Welt zu besuchen. Ich wusste von Hay-on-Wye als berühmtester book town und persönlich kenne ich die Bücherstadt Wünsdorf-Waldstadt, weil sie von Berlin aus leicht zu erreichen ist. Nun weiß ich nicht nur von weiteren book towns in Europa, sondern auch in Australien, USA, Süd Korea und Südafrika. Aufgrund der Erreichbarkeit werden aber ...
  • Kelly
    2018-03-27
    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 wi...
  • Laura
    2018-04-10
    There are two things that I love to do: travel and read books. And whenever I do travel I always keep an eye out for bookshops, book stands, and libraries. I love coming home with a book I bought on my travels. So when I came across this book with the topic of Book Towns, I was instantly intrigued. What is a book town?In Book Town: Forty-Five Paradises of the Printed Word, the author describes a book town as "simply a small town, usually rural an...
  • Julie
    2018-04-27
    I was familiar with the "book town" of Hay on Wye in England, where there are a multitude of bookstores and a yearly book festival, but I had no idea how many book towns there were world wide. These are towns that support reading both through new and used bookstores, publisher houses, book binders, stationeers, etc. Surprising to me were how many were found in Norway- maybe that needs to be a trip for me in retirement.
  • Emily
    2018-04-09
    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 ea...
  • Tracey
    2018-05-05
    The book is absolutely beautiful. It does what the title says it does - takes you around the world to look at lovely book towns! The best gift for anyone who loves books!
  • Fran
    2018-05-09
    This book details the history of book towns. Informative, with gorgeous photography....makes the reader long to seek out each and every bookish destination.
  • Cambrie
    2018-05-09
    First of all, despite being a librarian, avid reader, and all around lover of books, I had no idea that "Book Towns" were actually a thing. Second of all, I need to go to all of them. The photography and descriptions showcased in this book are truly wonderful and wanderlust inspiring. While it isn't quite the quintessential book you might find in a library, I believe this would be a wonderful addition to anyone's coffee table or personal library....
  • Fran
    2018-05-09
    This book details the history of book towns. Informative, with gorgeous photography....makes the reader long to seek out each and every bookish destination.
  • Janet
    2018-05-09
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher- 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 pra...