The Book Town
to the first book town in Sweden. The Book Town association
was formed in Mellösa on 17 February 2001
Mellösa is situated approximately 115 kilometres
south west of the Swedish capital Stockholm and on walking
distance to the Swedish Prime minister's recreational residence
in Harpsund. The Book Town association was formed in
Mellösa on 16th of February 2001.
The well known authour Robert
Åsbacka has written a wonderful short novel entitled
The King´s Speech (in Swedish Kungens Tal). It has nothing
exactly to do with the beautiful film with the same title.
However, it has many similarities. A king with a big heart
who is understanding or is trying to understand what it is
to be just a human being. Our Swedish King Carl Gustaf XVI
has thanked Bokens Stad for the book. Members can still buy
it from Bokens Stad for approx. SEK 100 including postage.
Thanks to Mr Richard Booth,
the founder of the very first Book Town in Hay-on-Wye in Wales
1961, who support our book town - we can continue building
up rich culture in a beautiful surrounding.
There are approximately 40
book towns around the world today.
All have their special nisch.
Book Town of Mellosa has peace books as our speciality. Our
motto is Together for peace.
We also have a bookshop at
the railway station which has been donated for the Book Town
of Mellösa to preuse by the internationally reputed and
well known Swedish medical professor Sven Britton. There you
will find books about communication, education, science and
culture (ESC initials borrowed from UNESCO) ). There is also
a variety of old and new pocket books for only SEK 10 each
or even SEK 5.