Category Archives: Tourism

As Important As The Eiffel Tower ?

Les Bouquinistes, the booksellers whose iconic green stalls have lined the River Seine in the heart of Paris for more than two hundred years, are campaigning to be recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural treasure. Jerome Callais, the president of … Continue reading

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Cure for Summer Heat

Whenever I am asked to chose my favorite countries to visit, I always place Norway in the top three. After viewing this spectacular short 4k film by Moscow-based photographer Sergey Lukankin I think that you will agree with me that … Continue reading

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Gimme Some Peace

Over the years, readers of TBTP have pointed out to me that I seem to be obsessed with Iceland. While I cannot dispute the charge, I can justify my fixation on the magical island with a lengthy list of exceptional … Continue reading

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Vacation Lands Are Calling

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Bookstore Tourism: Rocky Mountain High

Sometimes when we find ourselves in a stunning new place, even the most ardent book lover may hesitate to visit the local bookstores. So, I was “lucky” to be in beautiful Telluride, Colorado on stormy, wet and chilly day recently. … Continue reading

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Get Your Kicks On Route 66

I recently returned from an amazing road trip out West and of course began researching another driving trip immediately. In my slide down the rabbit hole of the internet, I stumbled upon this great project. America’s iconic highway Route 66 … Continue reading

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Boarding Zone Nightmares

If you have done any flying recently, this very funny routine from comedian Iliza Shleshinger will certainly have resonance. Having recently succumbed to bribery to escape boarding zone purgatory, it certainly hit home for me.

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Bookstore Tourism: Back of Beyond

I recently returned from a pretty damn amazing road trip around the U.S. Southwest—more on that at a later date. If you are looking for spectacular scenery and some adventurous driving, you can’t beat Utah and Colorado. I was gobsmacked … Continue reading

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A New Home for Readers and Writers

The Center for Fiction, which describes itself as “the only organization in the U.S. solely devoted to the creation and enjoyment of fiction,” has announced that its new home will open in Brooklyn, N.Y. in January 2019. The three-story complex, … Continue reading

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Wild Books

“Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack.”                      … Continue reading

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