Category Archives: Bookstore Tourism

Bookstore Tourism London

One of my favorite places to escape the tourist madness of central London is Hatchards Bookshop. The third floor, with its comfy sofas, is a great spot to spend a rainy afternoon. The popular Londonist blog recently profiled the city’s oldest bookshop … Continue reading

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24 hour bookshop

I’ve never visited Guangzhou City, but when I do my first destination will be the wonderful 1200 Bookshop. The only 24 hour bookstore in China’s third largest city was the brainchild of architect Liu Erxi. After a long backpacking trip, … Continue reading

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Fun With Books

It may not be an original idea, but the booksellers at Librairie Mollat in Bordeaux, France are having a lot of fun playing with book cover art. You can follow along on the bookstore’s Instagram page.

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Faux Indies

Apparently the bookselling behemoth Waterstones has tried to pull a fast one on the British book buying public. Without notice the retailer opened three small branches under bogus names—The Rye Bookshop in East Sussex, Southwold Books in Suffolk, and Harpenden … Continue reading

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Libros Schmibros: Great Name, Great Concept

Libros Schmibros is a community-based, not-for-profit bookstore/lending library located in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles. Run mainly by its dedicated founder and a team of volunteers, the project champions the pleasure of reading and its power to change lives. … Continue reading

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Brussels Book Days

Throughout the month of March, Belgium’s capital will be celebrating Brussels Book Days. The collaborative venture of the Foire du Livre de Bruxelles (Brussels Book Fair) and Passa Porta International Center for Literature celebrates the city’s passion for books and reading with … Continue reading

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Saint Petersburg Is Packed With Surprises

When I was in Saint Petersburg, Russia this Fall, I did my due diligence as a tourist and visited as many museums, palaces, cathedrals, and attractions as I could manage in a week. Unfortunately, I was a few months too … Continue reading

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Books Onboard

I don’t know how this vintage steam locomotive found its way to the middle of a bookstore in Shenyang, China, but I’m onboard with the concept of trains in bookshops. Along with the engine, they are using the old carriages for bookshelves.

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Think Globally, Act Locally

I was shocked to discover that the Bronx, a New York City Borough with a population of 1.4 million people, has no bookstores. Although the Bronx has undergone an amazing transformation during the past decade,its last remaining bookstore chose to … Continue reading

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Dystopian Literature Sells Bigly

Since the election of the bloated, orange pustule, dystopian fiction has become so popular that George Orwell’s iconic novel 1984 has jumped to the top of bestseller lists around the world. Penguin publishing has announced that it is rushing another … Continue reading

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