Soneva Fushi, the Baa Atolls luxurious gem of a vacation hot-spot just elevated their love for literature as the resort is set to debut the country’s very first Book Tuk Tuk where the Bare-foot Bookseller will bring their expertise along with the joy of reading to the guests. The guests can ring up the Bare-foot Butlers and have the Book Tuk Tuk brought to where ever they may be! Be it a restaurant, a sun lounger on the beach or the comfort of their villa, the crew at Soneva will cater to your needs.
The Book Tuk Tuk will make its formal premiere during the JLF Soneva Fushi, the 'biggest literary event on Earth,' which will take place from May 13th to 22nd, 2022. The event will host 30 world-renowned speakers and authors for a spectacular celebration of the arts, culture, and performance over ten days and two weekends. Many of the visiting writers' award-winning books will be on display and available for purchase at the Book Tuk Tuk during the inspirational festival.
Following the festival, the Book Tuk Tuk will hold a general collection of Soneva Fushi's Barefoot Bookshop's greatest and most appropriate titles, with specifically themed collections to follow throughout the year.
The island's bookshop has been carefully chosen by the Ultimate Library, the producers of unique book collections for hospitality, to represent Soneva's principles and ecological ethos, highlight local culture, and reflect the broad preferences of its sophisticated, cultured visitors from across the world.
Taking the Book's Wheel Tuk Tuk is professional bookseller Georgie Polhill, who recently took over as Soneva Fushi's Barefoot Bookseller. Georgie, on sabbatical from Heywood Hill, booksellers to the British Royal Family, skilfully curates a bespoke book selection for Soneva Fushi visitors to explore during her shelf discovery sessions. Georgie also organizes creative writing courses, bibliotherapy, academic tutoring for children and teenagers aged 9 to 18, literary seminars, and other activities at the island's pop-up bookshop.