Now this sounds like my kind of town. I don’t speak Norwegian, but I can learn. We all can, right? According to Travel + Leisure, Mundal, a little town in Norway, is home to more books than people.
Mundal has earned the nickname “The Norwegian Book Town” because of this distinction, and I, for one, am 100% on board. Mundal boasts only 280 residents, but it is known for its second-hand book scene, and roughly 150,000 books can be found throughout town.
Books are everywhere in Mundal, including the grocery store and the post office. In fact, if someone had a hankering to line up all the books in town, they would cover 2.5 miles. That’s a lot of books.
Mundal is one of the most isolated towns on Earth and was only accessible by boat until the mid-1990s. The town is only open to visitors and tourists from May-September, but if you want to get your own book from the famous “Book Town”, you can always get one online.
If you do make the trip, the town hosts an annual Solstice Book Fair in May and June. Now I just need to find the American equivalent of Mundal and I’ll be all set…