Norway’s book towns
The bookish destination par excellence, the village of Fjærland in Fjord Norway, the original Norwegian Book Town (Bokbyen), boasts miles of shelves, housed in quaint little sheds along the picturesque fjord. There are also a few second-hand bookshops, most of which sell books in foreign languages as well as Norwegian. Bokbyen is open daily May to September, 10am–6pm Tvedestrand, on Norway’s southern coast, also brands itself as a book town, and here too you will find a few second-hand bookshops, as well as guided tours and a range of events. The town even has its own book hotel.
Bokbyen in Fjærland. Photo: Bokbyen
Photo: Margaret Atwood and Katie Paterson, the Future Library