Category Archives: Tourism

Go For The Books, Stay For The Beer

Büchermeile Düsseldorf  is a mile-long book market of stalls along the banks of the river Rhine in Düsseldorf Altestadt. It happens on three weekends in the summer, the last one of this year will be September 22-23 (weather permitting of course).The … Continue reading

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The Great New York Subway Map

Italian illustrator and author Emilliano Ponzi has released a marvelous book in collaboration with the MoMA in New York City introducing young readers to the work of iconic graphic designer Massimo Vignelli. Using illustrations of trains, subway stations, advertisements and … Continue reading

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A Hole In The Alps

About this time each August, I become nostalgic for the Swiss Alps. I was fortunate to have spent most of the month one year camping and hiking around Switzerland. And one of my favorite areas was the less touristed valleys … Continue reading

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Don’t Be A Bored Tourist

British documentary photographer Laurence Stephens has a decidedly satirical eye, so it’s no surprise that his new book Bored Tourists exudes an  acerbic wit. Based on a photo series of the same title, the book takes a trenchant look at travelers who … Continue reading

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Back of Beyond (update)

In May, I posted a story about this wonderful Utah bookstore, now just in time for the 50th anniversary of Edward Abbey’s environmental classic Desert Solitaire, Back of Beyond Books in Moab, has launched three different publishing projects to release work that both … Continue reading

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Chill Out

I think that I deserve some credit for refraining from indulging in my Iceland obsession for a few weeks now. However, I believe that at the height of summer here in the northern hemisphere we could all use a little … Continue reading

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Literary Touring

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Leave the gun, take the cannoli

One of the joys of travel is the opportunity to sample new foods or variations on edibles that you’ve enjoyed all of your life. Unfortunately lapses in language skills, confusion about what exactly to ask for, or even widely differing … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: The Last Bookstore

I know that I’ve posted stories about this amazing bookstore in downtown Los Angeles over the years, but TBTP reader Christine P. sent a link for the wonderful little video of the bibliophile’s nirvana so I thought that I’d share. … Continue reading

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Itinerant Bookstore Tourism

As an erstwhile itinerant bookseller, I continue to be ensorcelled by mobile bookstore projects. Iron Dog Books in Vancouver, Canada is another great example of bibliophiles who dreamed of owning a bookshop, but were temporarily stymied by exorbitant leasing rates. Instead of … Continue reading

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