There are book towns established by book lovers in villages far from city centers all around the world. And those who want to go after the lost books are exactly lost!
Imagine a historic hill town full of cobbled streets and traditional houses. Kirbidos, which is only 1 hour away from Lisbon, was previously known for its chocolate festival and cherry liqueurs. But José Pinho, the owner of Ler Devagar, Lisbon’s well-known bookstore, turned it into a book town. The new bookstore cannot be opened in ancakbidos, but the old ones are good. For example, The Literary Man Hotel in Rua Dom João de Ornelas has 30 bedrooms and 50 thousand books in the bookstore. The most impressive bookstore is the Grande Livraria de Santiago in the 13th century church. This is where local art galleries sell art books.
This small village is located in the Anoia region of Catalonia, just 90 km from Barcelona, and is known as the first book village in Spain. In the village which made various book festivals, some village houses were used in the second hand book sale in the first week of June. There are books from every language and every year. Bellprat doesn’t always have any money. Book exchange is also possible. You can stay in Cal Pinyota accommodation in the village. If you drop your way, be sure to mix the giant library here because you will see many interesting historical fiction and detective and travel books. There are also creative writing workshops and treasure hunting sessions held every weekend. More than 20 thousand books are sold in the village with a population of less than 100.
Fontenoy-la-Joûte, 100 kilometers west of Strasbourg, was a deserted place before it became a book village. In 1994, with the establishment of an institute to promote literacy, everything changed, gradually transforming into a place of little book business. The book fair opened in the same year showed an interest in many bookstores and book-lovers from France, Belgium and Luxembourg. Now there are 10 bookstores in this village with books of lost books, special calligraphy, old children’s books and esoteric books. There are various art festivals in the village, such as ApprentisseriART. When you go to the village you are welcomed by a sign with imaginary cities; From Atlantis to Pellucidar …
Gold Cities, California, US
Gold Cities in California was founded in 1997. There are more than 30 bookstores at the summit of the village. The largest bookstore Booktown Books brings books and delicacies from around the city to the village. This village is famous for children’s books. Each of them is full of stories equipped with special drawings … You can also get unlimited books in the village where you can find many independent bookstores.
All book towns sell children’s books, but there is only one children’s book in Norway, Lilleputthammer. The village, known as the city of children’s books, is also an adventure park. The main buildings are all dating back to the 1930s and the natural structure is preserved. 6 home converted into bookstore. There are stationery and cinema in the village. The village has more than 15,000 children’s books of different genres. His child was published in 1900-1970.
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