Book town

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

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

List of book towns

Scotland's largest second-hand bookshop in Wigtown

Book towns with known dates of operation

Book Towns with unknown dates of operation

See also


  1. "International Organisation of Book Towns".
  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. Kennedy, Maev; Correspondent, Heritage (28 June 2003). "Books open new chapter for Plywood City". The Guardian.
  5. Goodenough, Mike (17 March 2006). "Blaenafon - The Booktown Experiment Fails". TheBookGuide. Archived from the original on 3 July 2010.
  6. "Welcome to Brownville Nebraska - Events, News and Info". Brownville Nebraska - Merchants of Brownvill.
  7. "For Those Who Love Books - Home". Retrieved 2013-05-02.
  8. Torup Bogby home page.
  9. Book Village Malaysia
  10. "Turismo Provincia de Valladolid". Retrieved 2013-05-02.
  11. "Bellprat Vila del Llibre". Retrieved 2013-05-02.
  12. "Esquelbook le site d'Esquelbecq, Village du Livre". (in French). Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  13. "Borrby Bokby - Sveriges första bokby". Borrby Bokby.
  14. "Booktown | Featherston, New Zealand". featherston-booktown. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
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