Celluloid Diaries: Book town - Redu

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Book town - Redu

Redu book town
In the heart of Wallonia lies a small town where every commerce is a book store, safe a few restaurants and caf├ęs. Its name is Redu and its nickname village des livres or book village.

Though the town traces its origins back some 1,100 years, it officially became a book town on Easter weekend 1984 when hundreds of book stalls lined up the streets for Redu's first book fair. The success was such that most of the booksellers ended up staying for good.

Here are some photos of my day trip to Redu....

Redu book town
Redu book town
Redu book town
Redu book town
Redu book town
Redu book town

Have you ever been to a book town?

25 comments:

  1. You are definitely one cool woman ;) I would love to be in Spring right now! i wouldn’t mind basking in the sunlight. back in melbourne, we’re welcoming winter in a few days :( lol

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  2. That book town looks so appealing! I enjoyed staying home, sleeping and cleaning. We’ll be traveling for the next four weekends so it was good to get some at-home relaxing in.

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  4. I'm a new fan from the Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop. First post I see is this one. What a place to be. A book town...That sounds amazing. I would love to see it in person someday but thank you for taking me with you via blog. :)

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  5. how absolutely gorgeous, you take stunning pictures.

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  7. I wish we had book towns in the US like they do in Europe. Redu is gorgeous!

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  8. How lovely! Thanks for sharing, Vanessa. The place looks adorable. I agree with Ashley's comment. On the other hand, that's just another excuse to visit Europe! Right?
    Thanks for sharing. I'm sorry I haven't been by in like forever. Hope life is treating you and yours well.

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  10. Wow, so cool. No I have never been to book town, but I'd love to go. Your last photograph is absolutely gorgeous!

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