The idea of a booktown is a simple one .... the two main inspirational dynamics of Civilization are a book and travel.
It is time they worked together in opposition to the National Socialist policies of the Mass Media who are spending millions through SkyArts at Hay Festival to ensure the Imperial succession of their CEO James Murdoch and to make him the richest man in the world.
As it is only in the last twenty years that one hundred Booktowns have been created worldwide to establish the enormous international power of the book, so only now is it time to argue why a corrupt election for Mayor in 2000 put lies in the mouth of Bill Clinton in 2001, and a total holocaust of democracy in the Welsh Assembly revealed an ignorant, damaging, and obviously false theory of Booktowns.
The advantages of the true theory are enormous.....
"The Future of the Book," depends on its exploiting its privileged access to the international world under the mantra .... "The New Book promoted by its Author is a National Economy, the Secondhand Book promoted by its Subject is an International Economy. The New Book is for the Ego, the Secondhand Book is for the Intellect." Under The Celtic Booksellers Association this will lead to a Renaissance of the book and a Reformation of the Tourist Industry.
Re-use being ecologically more efficient than re-cycling, the world's largest economy of poverty becomes the world's largest green economy, and we do not have to go to the Third World with our discredited industrial economy, but with our most precious possession.
The anti-nuclear lobby can join the green lobby through fifty years experience of bookselling.
When, therefore, I go to Trevstrand in 2013 I will go as a countryman who knows the rural economy must be closely linked to the rural ecology and knowing that European Booktowns are a tiny part of the whole.....