Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises of the Printed Word

Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises of the Printed Word

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 i The so-called ?Book Towns? of the world are dedicated havens of literature, and the ultimate dream of book lo...

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Title:Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises of the Printed Word
Author:Alex Johnson
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0711238936
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:192 pages pages

Book Towns: Forty Five Paradises of the Printed Word Reviews

  • Taffy
    May 17, 2018
    This book was sooooo fun to look through! I was a little annoyed because I thought all the Book Towns would be in Europe but they aren't! Beautiful pictures of book stores, book wagons, book sales, make me want my town to be a book town too! I want to make sure and take pictures of a...
  • Julie
    Apr 27, 2018
    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, ...
  • Laura
    Apr 10, 2018
    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 instant...
  • Tasha
    May 12, 2018
    Meh. I was expecting a lot more information on each book town. Instead there's a page of info, two if you're lucky, and it's mostly stuff you can find on Google. Also can we drop the "real" books versus ebooks thing, please? ...
  • Steffi
    Apr 07, 2018
    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 ...
  • Laura
    May 19, 2018
    I am the kind of person who goes to Portland to spend time at Powell's City of Books. I am the kind of person that when I ran out of room in my luggage, when I was in Australia, shipped as many of the books home, as I could. I'm the kind of person that, when I can, stuffs my suitcases ...
  • Sharon
    May 20, 2018
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    May 14, 2018
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  • Russelle
    Apr 24, 2018
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  • Brooke
    May 13, 2018
    "Book Towns" is an essential travel guide for book lovers planning the ultimate literary itinerary. A book town is not simply a place with a couple of secondhand shops; it is a place where reading permeates the architecture, economy, festive events, and general atmosphere of the town. ...
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    May 12, 2018
    Gorgeous book every book lover will love this book this guide to booktowns.I had never heard of most of these places with there wonderland book stores & now want to visit each book.Libraries should acquire this book&would make a lovely gift for any Booklover. # NetGalley #BookT...
  • Kelly
    Mar 27, 2018
    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. Thi...
  • Ova Incekaraoglu
    May 16, 2018
    Absolutely loved this book. I was concerned that the towns suggested would only be in one continent but they aren't. Although looks like France has most book towns! Lovely addition to the library if you're a book lover and traveler. I'll definitely try and visit this book towns - I wi...
  • TheRavenking
    Apr 12, 2018
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  • Regina
    May 17, 2018
    It's small for a coffee table book but big for a travel book. I think I will call it a "wish book." ...
  • Janet
    May 09, 2018
    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 ...
  • Carolyn
    May 10, 2018
    This is a charming book for any book lover or lover of secondhand book shops. It covers book towns all over the world, not just English speaking countries and whilst I might not want to buy many books in some of the languages, the descriptions and photographs make me want to visit anyw...
  • Geoffrey
    May 11, 2018
    (Note: I received a free advanced electronic copy of this work courtesy of NetGalley) This is perfect for any bibliophile who likes to go abroad. With its gorgeous photos and succinct yet informative descriptions, this work exposes book-lovers to a wonderfully varied collection of m...
  • Rebecca Barry
    Mar 03, 2018
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  • Mukesh Gupta
    May 10, 2018
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  • Fran
    May 09, 2018
    This book details the history of book towns. Informative, with gorgeous photography....makes the reader long to seek out each and every bookish destination. ...
  • Fran
    May 09, 2018
    This book details the history of book towns. Informative, with gorgeous photography....makes the reader long to seek out each and every bookish destination. ...
  • Emily
    Apr 09, 2018
    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 tow...
  • Theediscerning
    May 21, 2018
    Very much what it says it is, this is a pictorial guide to book towns ? those places, inspired by the success of Hay-on-Wye, that have regenerated their buildings and economies by having an emphasis on books, book festivals and suchlike. Highly illustrated, with travel tips, buying g...
  • Emilia
    May 11, 2018
    This book is the perfect "coffee table" book, with detailed descriptions of over 40 book towns. Along with the fascinating history, it contains beautiful photography from all over the world. Perfect for those who love travel, history, or just books in general. ...
  • Jess Pinault
    Mar 12, 2018
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  • Cambrie
    May 09, 2018
    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. ...
  • Char Jones
    May 11, 2018
    I love this book! Not knowing there was such a thing as a Book Town, I?m now intimately acquainted with 45 literary kingdoms across the globe ... through gorgeous photographs and inviting descriptions. A perfect gift for the bibliophile or traveler ? or as a jewel of a treat for on...
  • Quarto Publishing Group
    Feb 05, 2018
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  • Tracey
    May 05, 2018
    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! ...