|Running for 1.5km, Kolkata’s secondhand book market is the largest in the world. |
Photograph: Steve Beckett/PR
From Hay-on-Wye in Wales to Ureña in Spain, Fjaerland in Norway to Jimbochu in Japan, around 40 semi-official book towns now exist around the world. Book Towns by Alex Johnson takes readers on an illustrated tour of these dedicated havens of literature.