It also organises creative writing workshops and themed literary weekends for families, with suggested reading lists, treasure hunts and craft sessions. This is very much a community-run book town. This is impressive given the population of the village is under The nearby towns of Cervera, near Lleida, and Montblanc near Tarragona are also being developed as part of the Viles del Llibre Book Villages project to help depressed areas build a sustainable economy.
And there are plans to keep the expansion going, opening four more book towns before It set up Les Amis du Livre , with the aim of promoting reading and writing in Eighteen businesses opened in April , with bookshops planning to open at weekends and holidays, and more frequently during the summer. Within four years the project had renovated 24 buildings for new use. At its height there were 23 booksellers in the village and its first book fair, in September , attracted around 11, visitors, as well as booksellers from France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
It has also held an annual writing contest for the past two decades, with the winning entries published in a short book. It actually covered two main locations, Grass Valley and four miles to the north Nevada City, with satellite sellers in nearby Penn Valley, North San Juan and Lake of the Pines, and at its peak had more than 30 bookshops.
Despite this promising start, and the launch of an annual Gold Rush Book Fair, bookshop numbers have declined. However, in Nevada City, Stollery still runs a bookshop, Toad Hall Books North Pine Street , with his wife Clarinda, while Hardy Books , open by appointment only, still specialises in western Americana and all things Californian, much of which is not included in its online inventory.
The project has gradually expanded, and since has operated from a substantial two-storey building.
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Since it has been run along collective lines, with volunteers working regular shifts and organising evening events. Volunteer privileges include unlimited book borrowing. Lilleputthammer is a small adventure park for families. The main section is a miniature copy of the main street in the city of Lillehammer, Storgata, with all the houses built as they looked in the s but at a quarter size.
There are more than 40 shops, two hotels, three cafes, two bakeries, a police station and a cinema. We also have a bookshop with new books, stationery, art and fun stuff. This children-only library is aimed at year olds; adults are not allowed in and must wait outside for their offspring to emerge. The library is run along normal lines, with library cards for borrowing books, and caters particularly for children.
The layout and decor are anything but normal, though. After consulting young readers in focus groups, the designers have installed a Volvo truck with a functional kitchen in the back the library also runs activities including cookery courses and a reading sofa under the bonnet. Books are arranged by themes, which means no book has a fixed location. The history of bookselling in the hilltop village of Montereggio in Tuscany goes back centuries. Indeed, the first printing press was operated in the town by Jacopo da Fivizzano in and the first bookshop was opened there in the late s.
Over the next years, local residents — sometimes entire families — began to operate as itinerant booksellers, toting huge wicker baskets of books around the fairs and markets of central and northern Italy. The work of families such as the Bertoni, Fogola, Ghelfi, Giovannacci, Maucci, Lazzarelli, Lorenzelli, Rinfreschi, and Tarantola is remembered in the many streets named after them throughout the town.
As well as books, the roaming salesmen and women also sold knives and other tools from their baskets. As the number and weight of the books increased, the sellers turned to using carts pulled by hand or horse. By the time of Italian unification, intellectuals and richer members of society became particularly good customers, interested in banned books the ambulant booksellers were able to bring over the border from other countries.
Today, this village of just 50 inhabitants hosts a huge book fair every August and a prestigious illustrated book award, the Silent Book Contest. In addition to the several bookshops there are also many honesty shops, with piles of books arranged in niches and on tables around Montereggio. The town — just over an hour north of Lisbon — was previously best-known for its annual chocolate festival and as the home of the cherry-based liqueur, ginjinha.
Around 50, books are for sale, spread around the bedroom property. Books in various languages crowd are piled on former altars, and bookshelves have replaced pews. Other projects include a scheme for turning abandoned houses into live-work spaces for writers, artists and other creative entrepreneurs.https://derabecor.tk
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It was established in though it moved in after earthquake damage, before returning to Rua Garrett in the Chiado area by Peter Faure, and became an important hangout for intellectuals and writers. Pierre Bertrand joined Faure in and also married his daughter, taking over and renaming the shop with his brother Jean Joseph when Faure died in An expansion programme started in the s and it now operates a chain of more than 50 bookshops around the country.
Paju Book City stands alone among members of the International Organisation of Book Towns in that while it has bookshops, book cafes and publishers, it has nothing else. Every single building and person here is dedicated to making, publishing, selling and promoting Korean books. It is also in the most unlikely setting of any book town: a reclaimed marshy flood plain near the Demilitarized Zone, just half a dozen miles from the border with North Korea.
Indeed, its location was a guiding principle by the founding publishers, who wanted to emphasise the importance of the common good above self-interest. While at its heart was a commitment to print, the plan was to build somewhere as an antidote to the perceived over-development of Seoul.
Since , major international architects and designers have been turning Paju into a unique site. There is a traditional Korean hanok house at its centre, a symbol of the goal to ensure Paju is in harmony with its surroundings. There are book cafes everywhere, including the popular Hesse on the third floor of the Pinocchio Museum Hoedong-gil. The vast Book House Foresta Heyri is a cultural arts complex on three floors where browsers can sip house-roasted coffee against a backdrop of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
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