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Bókabærinn Hay-on-Wye
Linköping University, University Library.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7965-4327
2002 (Icelandic)In: Bókasafnið, ISSN 0257-6775, (eISSN) 1670-0066, Vol. 26, 2-6 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

The Town of Books at Hay-on-Wye. The article tells the history of the Town of Books at Hay-on-Wye, Wales, begun in 1962 by Richard Booth. After four decades of bookish evolution Hay-on-Way's 38 antiquarian bookshops attract thousands and thousands of tourists and book-lovers from all over the world who visit the town and browse through over a million books in stacks. The moral of the story is that an old book is as good reading as a new one, and through his activities Booth has saved more books from destruction than most people and brought the books into the hands of readers.The idea of Town of Books has spread throughout the world and by now over 20 Towns of Books can be found in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Richard Booth has offered his assistance in starting a Town of Books in Iceland as soon as a suitable small town has been found.

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Reykjavík: Upplýsing , 2002. Vol. 26, 2-6 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117285OAI: diva2:806879
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