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logoRedu is a small historic village in the Belgian Ardennes. It is situated 450 m. above sea level and is surrounded by fields, pastures and forests. Redu has been established as a book village since Easter 1984, when Messrs Noel Anselot, Richard Booth, Gerard Valet and the mayor of the independent municipality of that time, Leon Magin, founded the first book village on the continent, in imitation of Richard Booth in Haye-on-Wye. Fifteen years ago Redu was almost extinct. Now it is a very lively part of a more extensive municipality, Libin. In the municipality of Libin is also situated the European Space Center, at the other side of the Autoroute 411, which leads from Brussels to the city of Luxemburg. For Redu you must leave the E411 at sortie 24, turn to the right (coming from Luxemburg to the left) and follow the signs for Transinne and Redu. For more information about Redu and the region "La Haute Lesse", please telephone the tourist office: +32-61-656515, Office du Tourisme, Place de l'ESRO 61, 6890 Redu. Most bookshops in Redu buy and sell second hand and old books and are open all year in weekends, but in midwinter some shops are closed. Many book shops are open on weekdays also. The shop keepers, the restaurant owners and the hoteliers are united in the "Association Redu, le village du livre", under the chairmanship of Roland Vanderheyden, tel. +32-61-656017.
For suggestions or questions about the website, please contact Thomas Riga, C.O. De Boekenwurm, Voie d'Hurleau 51, 6890 Redu, e-mail: thomas@magister.magi.unige.it
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The biggest book in Redu: a huge stone sculpture.
Redu has many beautiful sights.
Redu is situated in a very beautiful rural zone.
You might even see this fellow!