Have you ever heard of a book town?
A ‘book town’ is an officially designated site that caters to bibliophile tourists.
Bredevoort (with a population of about 1,500) is a small medieval town in the Netherlands that was designated a book town in 1993 because of its more than 20 secondhand and antiquarian bookshops.
In addition to the many quaint book stores, the town square hosts a book market every third Saturday of the month. The event attracts book dealers from all over the country to sell English, German, and Dutch books.
Don’t you want to go to the BOEKENMARKT?
And look at this place below… it reminds House Crazy Sarah of another world famous bookstore.
Bredevoort is one of the founding members of the International Organisation of Book Towns, and hosts many literary events to support the local book economy.
Bredevoort is home not only to formal bookstores, but many informal little nooks of books.
Just a random book shelf here and there…
Plus how can you not love the old European houses dripping with window box flowers…
Just pull up a chair and grab a boeken – all are welcome in this quaint little book town.