Category Archives: Bookstore Tourism

Lit Mapping NYC

Trendy New York-based eyeglass purveyor Warby Parker has created an entertaining literary map dedicated to the Upper East side neighborhood around its uptown showroom. From Ira Levin’s spooky Rosemary’s Baby (yes, it was a book first) to J.D. Salinger’s iconic … Continue reading

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Reading Roadtrip

Celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, Vroman’s in Pasadena is Southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookstore. The popular bookshop recently installed a clever display called “Read your way across the USA”. The shelf display presents books that are set in … Continue reading

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Books of Dublin

Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, is a popular travel destination for a myriad of reasons. But for book lovers and bibliophiles Dublin is synonymous with great literature and a must visit for its renowned libraries, amazing antiquarian and indie bookshops and … Continue reading

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Requium for a Dream (bookstore)

I love Barcelona—really who doesn’t love Barcelona—but not just for the obvious reasons. Everyone is enamored with the city’s spectacular architecture, fabulous art, great music, and who wouldn’t kill for the tapas. Me too, but I’m also fascinated by Barcelona’s … Continue reading

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Mild Case of Bibliomania

As a seller of antiquarian and collectible books, I’m frequently asked to explain the attraction of “old books’ to non-bibliophiles. The questions usually come from customers seeking to purchase a book as a gift for a book lover in their … Continue reading

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Buy Them A Book This Year

I’m always a sucker for witty bookshop signage, so I was tickled by the staff’s clever efforts at Kaleido Books in Perth, Australia. If you would like to see more, or connect with the independent bookstore, which is located at … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Banksy

The mysterious street artist Banksy has completed the final piece of his “Better Out Than In” NYC residency. His “inflatable throw-up on the Long Island Expressway” in the Borough of Queens is a simple set of balloons spelling out Banksy. The … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2013

Banned Books Week is the American book community’s annual celebration of our freedom to read. Around the nation librarians, booksellers, publishers, teachers, students and readers focus attention on the ongoing threats of censorship. This year, Banned Books Week events will … Continue reading

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Divine Bookstore

The Dutch are still devoted to reading and to their bookstores. You might even say that they are religious about literature. Booklovers around the world are familiar with the glorious Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht which is housed in a gorgeous … Continue reading

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Conversations With Booksellers

As a bookseller myself, I found this little documentary film called Conversations With Booksellers encouraging in this era of the so called “death of the printed book”. I hope that the booklovers following this blog will find the conversations with … Continue reading

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