FOLIO Óbidos Vila Literária - International Literary Festival

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Óbidos Vila Literária

Bookstore in Óbidos

The Óbidos International Literary Festival, or “Folio,” takes place in early autumn (late September or early October), transforming Óbidos into one big reading room for about a week. It invites Portuguese and international authors to speak about their works and the designated theme of the year, among other topics, at different venues. One of them is the Santiago Bookstore, or the former church of Santiago, but other stores, galleries and museums also take part in the event.

Throughout the year, Óbidos remains a “literary village,” with several establishments hosting literary events, and there are even book-inspired hotels -- the Literary Man and the Lovin Book Guesthouse.