Monthly Archives: August 2013

Souvenir Nation

Travelers have been picking-up mementos of their trips since the first tourist hit the road. Now that universal tendency is the focus of a new exhibition by Washington D.C.’s National Museum of American History. “Souvenir Nation”, at the fantastical Smithsonian … Continue reading

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Big Books

This summer, the Main Branch of the famed New York Public Library is featuring a wonderful book art installation by artist/designer Kelli Anderson and book blogger Maria Popova (Brain Pickings) . Titled “Big Books made of paper”, the fantastic installation … Continue reading

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Is This NYC’s Worst Hotel

The Sun Bright Hotel is located in NYC’s Chinatown just a block from the world famous Canal Street. The hotel offers free WiFi, cable TV, a 24 hours front desk, and rooms for as low as $10 per night. But … Continue reading

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Free Beer in Europe (pt 2)

Earlier this summer, we shared a story about a Molson beer promotion that offered free beer in select locations around Europe. Now Dutch brewer Heineken has launched its own free beer promotion for its Amstel brand. So far, the “Amstel … Continue reading

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Dear New York

Dear New York is a charming and imaginative homage to New York City. The whimsical little black and white video was created by Madrid-based artist/director Luis Urculo for the international clothing retailer Zara‘s new flagship outlet on 5th avenue in … Continue reading

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Free eBook ( Sci-Fi flavored)

Many Sci-Fi fans are aware of the treasure-trove of reading material available at the awesome site Tor.com . But if you love Sci-Fi and Fantasy writing, and have somehow missed it, get thee to Tor ASAP to participate in the … Continue reading

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Bukowski at 93

In honor of what would have been writer Charles Bukowski’s 93rd birthday tomorrow, HaperCollins is releasing eight Bukowski novels in digital audio versions for the first time. Titles including Pulp, Post Office, Ham on Rye, Factotum and Hot Water Music … Continue reading

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Bucharest is Not Budapest

I’m certain that this story would never pertain to regular followers of Travel Between The Pages, but we’ve all run across geographically impaired travelers who don’t know the difference between Bucharest and Budapest. To set these folks straight, the Romanian … Continue reading

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Transformative Cartography

I was captivated by Madrid-based artist Fernando Vicente’s intriguing series called “Atlas”, which is based on antique maps. The translucent painting allows the original geographic features of the old maps to remain visible while simultaneously creating a completely new unified … Continue reading

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Portuguese Books Go Mobile

“Once upon a time there was a country born with the gift of writing, an author that wanted to tell a story, a book that wanted to be read, a tourist that did not speak Portuguese, and a book shop … Continue reading

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