In 2015, UNESCO designated Óbidos as a Literary City, thus integrating the Creative Cities Network. Old and abandoned spaces found from that moment a new function, which resulted in the opening of a considerable number of thematic bookstores. When, in 2013, we opened the largest Portuguese bookstore in a church, we drew attention to the new configurations between spaces and activities and between local and foreign talents. On the other hand, and with this UNESCO designation, the municipality has bet, even more assertively, on this strategy, as well as on the commitment to look at books and literature as one of the main forces of economic development. This project brought a very interesting position to Óbidos, not only for its cultural relevance, but also for the tourist differentiation.

Óbidos Bookstores

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Contact number: +351 262 955 500
E-mail: obidosvilaliteraria@cm-obidos.pt