Monthly Archives: September 2018

Bookstore Tourism : Asheville

This year, Asheville, North Carolina Firestorm Bookstore Co-op celebrated its 10th anniversary. The worker-owned and operated bookshop and cafe is committed to a not-for-profit model with earnings going to local community nonprofit groups and causes. If this sounds radical to you, it’s … Continue reading

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Support Your Local Authors


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A Tale of Two Cities

After living in New York City for five years, writer and comedian Sarah Cooper moved to San Francisco in 2015 and was amazed by the cultural differences between the cities. She decided to turn her observations into  tongue-in-cheek illustrations, which … Continue reading

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The best museum in the world ?

You may disagree, but TripAdvisor just named the Musée d’Orsay in Paris the “Best Museum in the World” for 2018. Housed in a stunning turn-of-the-century former railway terminal, this riverside gem hosts an eye-popping collection of European art works dating … Continue reading

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Stand Up To Censorship

The annual Banned Books Week this year has a new theme: Banning books silences voices. But as always, BBW focuses on raising awareness about the constant threat of censorship.

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Coffeehouse Tourism Out West

I recently asked TBTP followers to suggest some of their favorite coffeehouses, either from travels or hometown hangouts. Reader Louis R. nominated Treeline Coffee Roasters in Bozeman, Montana. The small batch artisan coffee roasters have been in the game for about five … Continue reading

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Washington D.C. : Word on the Street

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How Airports Work

When I was a young child my Grandfather had a job that took him all over the world for work. I always begged to go along to the airport to drop him off or pick him up for flights. The … Continue reading

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It’s Raturday

For equal time Raturday, we have Robert Browning’s 1888 version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin illustrated by Kate Greenaway. The text of the volume published by Frederick Warne and Co. was based on a 17th century English take on the 13th … Continue reading

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Bighearted Bookstore

Bank Square Books, Mystic, Conn., is responding to a recent theft in the store with an inspiring act of generosity. On Facebook, Bank Square posted: “On Saturday, our cash drawer was robbedwhile one of our employees was taking a lunch … Continue reading

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