Category Archives: Bookstore Tourism

Bookstore Tourism: Dubai

In what seems to be a disturbing trend around the world, yet another staff-less bookstore has opened in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Book Hero, which is open 24 hours a day, has off-site management, but has zero booksellers on the … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism Boulder

This week, Publishers Weekly named Boulder Book Store in Boulder, Colorado as the 2018 Bookstore of the Year. Founded in 1973 by David Bolduc, the bookshop has been a pioneer in indie bookstore initiatives, as well as an anchor in … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism Beijing

Chinese bookstore chain Xinhua has opened the nation’s first employee-less, 24-hour bookstore, in Tongzhou, a district in southeast Beijing, and plans to open another 19 similar stores in the city before the end of the year. The bookshops, which are … Continue reading

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Un Bouquiniste et Notre Dame

The last few times that I’ve been in Paris I’ve been disappointed to find that the traditional bouquinistes or booksellers along the Seine have been slowly replaced by vendors of tourist tat. This photo from 1931 by Jean Pierre Yves Petit (aka … Continue reading

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All That You Need To Know About Me

A longtime follower of Travel Between The Pages recently suggested that I should do a more personal post about me so that blog readers could get a better sense of who I am. When I thought about the prospect, I … Continue reading

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Travelers, Bibliophiles and Digital Nomads Welcome

The Japanese bookstore and retail electronics chain Tsutaya recently opened an innovative concept store in Tokyo’s Shinjuku District. The six-story Tsutay Book Apartment includes co-working spaces, a bookshop, short stay accommodations, a Starbucks, quiet lounges, a sake bar, a convenience … Continue reading

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Are We There Yet ?

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Bed, Breakfast and Books

If you visit Lille, France after March 21st, you will be able to browse a new bookstore, have a coffee, and even stay the night at Place Ronde – Bed, Books & Breakfast. The project is the brainchild of Fabienne van … Continue reading

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Why Bibliophiles Hate Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous Portuguese footballer, has purchased the historic Casa del Libro bookstore building in the heart of Madrid with plans to convert it into a luxury hotel. The 95 year old bookstore is housed in a beautiful building … Continue reading

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Questions from the Audience

h/t tip Tom Gauld

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