We believe that exposing yourself to different cultures and art forms will enrich both your professional and personal life. It stimulates you with new ideas and ways of understanding the world and helps you reach a healthy work/life balance.
Small villages are the perfect locations for book towns. Just 90kms outside of Barcelona, Catalonia’s population is enthusiastic about welcoming book-loving visitors to its medieval
On the first weekend in June, Catalonia holds a festival where several homes around the village are turned into secondhand shops temporarily. Creative writing workshops and family weekends which have suggested reading lists, treasure hunts, and craft sessions.
And there are plans for expansion with four more book towns opening before 2020.
Paju, South Korea
Paju Book City is a member of the International Organisation of Book Towns where it only has bookshops, book cafes and publishers. Nothing else. All members of the community’s primary focus is on publishing, selling and promoting Korean books.
Paju is divided into three zones; a publishing district, a printing district, and a support district. Each year, Paju host the “
The Forest of Wisdom in Paju has towering eight-metre-high shelves and over 50,000 donated books.
Gold Cities, California, USA
Gold Cities Book Town was set up in 1997 by local book folk; Gary Stollery and John Hardy. The town fell between two main locations – Grass Valley and Nevada City.
Booktown Books opened it’s doors in 1998 and was established by a group of dealers. The co-operative expanded over time and by 2005 Booktown Books operated from a