Esquelbecq Book Town

Esquelbecq, Book Town 

The association "Esquelbecq, village du livre" wanted to create an original and lasting animation, in rural area, in the heart of the village of Esquelbecq, by developing the concept of "Book Town" which is not simply a group of book professionals, but also a calendar of diverse and varied events orchestrated by the association. The latter aims to facilitate access to as many people as possible to literary expression and culture. 

  • The top event of the association is the "Nuit des Livres" (The Night of Books) hold every 1st Saturday of July since 2007. 
This book festival, from 4pm to late at night, gathers booksellers, librarians, publishers, illuminators, artists ... but also and especially authors who take advantage of this summer meeting to get closer to their audience by offering them signing sessions, public readings, round tables ... 
This book festival has become the key event for all literature passionate people where every year, famous names in French and international writing come to share their passion with enthusiasm, with a population in search of culture.
  • The association also organizes, on the 3rd Sunday of each month, from October to May from 10am to 6pm, book markets in the "Jean-Michel Devynck" culural center. These meetings bring together professionals from France and Belgium.
  • It also proposes literary cafes and reading meetings that is an opportunity for the public to meet authors, publishers or artists, in a friendly and warm atmosphere. 

The Book shops : 

  • Le Chêne qui conte Editions, 
  • Le chef d'œuvre retrouvé, 
  • La librairie Carpe Diem,
  • Des livres et vous. 

Esquelbecq Book Town