towns specials for book stations

book stations for thriving and inspiring towns

towns specials

What are towns specials?

Ideas for thriving and inspiring town is an easy town project.

There are over 77 town ideas by now, and each idea adds to rethinking towns in general, asking what could towns be for, what makes a town tick, what makes it alive and a place worth living in?

The town ideas will be published in 2023, and a first peek at the ideas is presented on the easy town projects website

Some of the town ideas have overlaps with the ideas for the book stations and pepper books publishing, and that is why the book stations website will introduce some town ideas, focusing on the overlaps.

Why bother with towns?

Cities are overcrowded, struggling with air pollution, water scarcity, waste, crammed living conditions and other problems. Towns on the other hand lose inhabitants.

Building or transforming towns so that they thrive, would considerably help cities, citizens and the planet alike.

So what if we could find out how to make a town attractive, fun, inspiring, thriving, and as free as any great city?

And what if a town had a purpose, or a mission, or a focus? Or something to aim for?

All of these questions are explored in the town ideas.

Book stations in towns

Generally speaking, a book station is a great addition for any town or city – probably more than one. And in a way, a book station can grow into a town within in town.

But there are some town ideas where the overlaps between the book station ideas and a town ideas go a bit further.

Also interesting in this context is the story of Casey’s bookshop on this website.

Published & upcoming towns


  • Book Stations & town admin, example: Toyston
  • Book Stations & the arts, examples: Sound City, Play Cove and Dreamrivers
  • Book Stations & patients, example: Ice Cream Springs
  • Libraries Point
  • Research Tree
  • Teachchester
  • Pepperbourgh, a town with a focus on publishing & printings

town specials

on other easy town websites

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The Hub

The Hub is the idea for an internet within the internet, which could also be used to simplify admin tasks for towners, tourists and patients.

Each week a town will be introduced in connection with a special Hub feature idea such as tools for town admin, education, events or tourism.

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dot. is an idea for a clothing company which empowers creatives, small businesses and the customers.

These towns specials focus on the role dot. could play for the local economy, the local identity, and the well-being of the towners.

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book station

book stations are part of a whole bunch of ideas for the future of books.

The first towns specials introduce a town for story creators and a town for publishers. Other towns specials take a look at how books and the books trade can improve life in a town.

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The sex talk

The human sexuality has many positive aspects but also terrible ones.

The sex talk towns specials introduce towns which address both the enjoyable and the destructive aspects of sexuality, taking both the physical and mental health & happiness into account.