Category Archives: Europe

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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Every Book Lovers Dream

When Paul Morris was forced by ill health to retire from his beloved Bookmarks Bookshop in beautiful Cardigan, Wales, rather than sell the business he decided to raffle it off. To qualify for the prize, customers only needed to make a minimum … Continue reading

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European Heritage Journeys

In conjunction with European Heritage Days 2018, UNESCO has launched a new web platform solely dedicated to sustainable travel to European heritage sites. World Heritage Journeys is co-funded by the European Union and promotes sustainable travel to some of the … Continue reading

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Books for Fighters

The sign in the photo taken in Barcelona in 1938 reads “give books to fighters”. The campaign collected reading material for anti-Fascist volunteers in the Spanish Civil War.

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You won’t believe what happened next

 

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Bookstore of the Moon

La Librairie de la Lune, Brassaï 1938  

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Coffee Makes The World Go Round (pt. 2)

Yesterday’s post on the new Museo Lavazza coffee museum in Turin got me thinking about just how important coffee is in my daily life and when I’m traveling. As a home roaster of raw green coffee beans, I take the brown elixir … Continue reading

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Coffee Makes The World Go Round

Lavazza, the world famous coffee producer, has just opened it new headquarters at Piazza Nuvola in Torino, Italy. While that might not be exciting to some readers, those of us who think that coffee makes the world go round are … Continue reading

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True Stories

Copenhagen-based artist and psychotherapist Johan Deckmann has a knack for creating devilishly clever bogus bookcovers that are at once humorous and insightful. Here are a few examples, but you can follow his thoughtful and funny work over at his personal … Continue reading

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Black Books : Bookstore Tourism

I recently had a request from TBTP follower Bill C. from Oakland for a bookstore suggestion in walking distance from St Pancras International Station in London. Bill said that he expected to have an hour or two to kill before … Continue reading

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