With town councils all over the UK striving to attract visitors to their area, it may be wise to pay attention to our nation’s love of reading. Britain is a nation of book lovers and many of us consider it a sociable activity, literature plays a major part in our day to day lives.
A whopping 92% of us discuss books we have read or would like to read with friends. Most readers lend books, 96% give books as presents and 95% of us love to receive one! Many towns and cities play host to some of the world’s most popular literature festivals. Edinburgh International Book Festival is the largest in the world and is held annually. The festival attracts authors from around the world and many of us flock to the city to take part in book recitals, discussions and debates.
Almost all Literature Festivals here in the uk reported a major rise in attendance, this continues to climb year on year. For example Hay Festival was up by 37% and Stratford Literary Festival sold 85% more tickets last year. Book festivals are now taking on similar status to that of music festivals and town councils are seeing the revenue benefits. Literature Festivals can not only charge for tickets and entry but also create a sense of community and increase tourism. Besides the events and book signings, visitors can also enjoy food and drink trucks brought in for the event. Obviously it’s all about feeding our minds but in between events, visitors like to enjoy refreshments. This is a good opportunity to showcase local produce and makers. Many festivals will have a designated food and drink area or courtyard, with outdoor seating. Enjoy a coffee whilst reading your latest find, people watch and celebrity spot!
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