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Number of Pages: 192

Genre: Travel

Sub-Genre: General

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Age Range: Adult

Author: Alex Johnson

Language: English

TCIN: 53473518
UPC: 9780711238930
Item Number (DPCI): 248-71-3789

Description

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 Ure�a 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.
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