Category Archives: Bookstore Tourism

Bookstore Tourism Lisbon

Portugal is well known to traveling bibliophiles for its extraordinary bookstores and libraries. One of Lisbon’s most popular book browsing destinations is the popular Livaria Ler Devagar in the Barrio de Alcantara district. Set in a 19th century newspaper printing … Continue reading

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At The Bookstore

“ I like to loiter around the city looking for interesting things,” the artist Jenny Kroik says. Her painting for this week’s New Yorker cover depicts a serious browser at the Strand Bookstore, the cherished bookshop in lower Manhattan. “I have … Continue reading

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Bookstore Taboo

Tabook is an amusing short film that takes on the silliness of cultural taboos. In Amsterdam-based director Dario van Vree’s animated short a young woman endures the pitfalls of book browsing in a puritanical society. The cheeky film was created with … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism + Coffee

For hopeless bibliophiles and coffee addicts like me there’s no place better to while away the hours than a bookshop with its own café. One of my all time favorites, the Housing Works Bookstore in Manhattan, is included with eight … Continue reading

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Paris: Words on the Water

It will come as no surprise to learn that Paris’ newest floating bookstore specializes in travel and maritime literature. Librairie Peniche, which is housed in a beautifully restored and remodeled barge, is the passion project of Judith Rosa and Didier Delamare. … Continue reading

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Bookstore Hopes

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Bookstore Tourism App

The Book Cities app is a non-profit project designed to promote bookstores and to help travelers discover new shops where ever they wander. Currently available only for iOS phones, the app helps users to locate nearby booksellers and provides helpful … Continue reading

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Words Have Power

Libraries, booksellers, publishers, schools, writers’ groups, and other organizations in North America are gearing up to mark Banned Books Week 2017, which runs from September 24 to the 30th. Many bookshops and libraries have gotten a jump on the upcoming … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism : Paris

When I’m in Paris, I sometimes find myself paralyzed by the bookstore choices. On my last visit, I counted twelve bookshops on a ten minute bus ride. And while I usually spend a day or two just browsing the fantastic … Continue reading

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Why Real Books Are Great

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