Tag Archives: Seattle

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 cafĂ©. One of my all time favorites, the Housing Works Bookstore in Manhattan, is included with eight … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Bookstore Tourism, Restaurants, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Library Tourism

Portuguese architectural illustrator André Chiote decided to create these colorful posters to celebrate some of the most impressive libraries that he has visited on his travels.

Posted in Architecture, Art, Europe, Libraries, Tourism | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Bringing Back The Athenaeum

Before there were free public libraries in North America, there were membership funded libraries. Often called Athenaeums, these literary associations were supported by dues paying members whose fees were used to buy books, pay librarians, and lease space. You probably … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Libraries, USA, Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

You Are Here

Portlandian graphic artists and printmakers Lyn Nance-Sasser and Stephen Sasser create these remarkable archival pigment prints by superimposing popular, local,iconic spots on vintage 50s tourist maps. Their clever You Are Here In The City series currently features prints from hometown … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Maps, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Free Book Incident

Seattle, Washington’s Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers has partnered with Olson Kundig Architects to create the Free Book Incident. This project “is not a book store (there is nothing for sale); it is not a library (there is nothing to return)”. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Bookstore Tourism, USA | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Only in America

Well, here’s an idea whose time has finally come: “Imagine navigating the waters of Lake Union with sweeping views of the Seattle skyline while lounging in a luxurious soaking tub. The boat can accomodate up to six persons…It is powered … Continue reading

Posted in Tourism, USA | Tagged , | Leave a comment

America’s Most Literate Cities

For the second consecutive year, Washington, D.C. , has been ranked as the most literate city in the country, according to an annual statistical survey from Connecticut Central State University in New Britain. Here is the top 10 for the … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Bookstore Tourism, Libraries, USA, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Travel By Poster

Philly’s award-winning design studio, The Heads of State, is a two man operation run by Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers. After learning their design chops creating posters for Philly bands and music venues, the team has garnered such diverse clients … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment