Tag Archives: Washington D.C

Hotel Book Club

Hotel lending libraries are not a novel idea, but the project from Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in conjunction with Literary Hub puts a new spin on the concept. This month they launched the Kimpton X Literary Hub Book Club. Lit … Continue reading

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Welcome to Planet Word

Last week a long-awaited new museum opened in Washington, D.C. that will be a must-see destination for readers and language lovers. Planet Word is promoted as “a revolutionary museum dedicated to the power, beauty, and fun of language and to … Continue reading

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How Books Have Helped

Washington D.C. is blessed with an abundance of excellent bookstores. One of my favorites has long been the wonderful Second Story Books in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Now they have partnered with the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress … Continue reading

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A festival for us (bibliophiles)

Now that it’s officially August, I was checking to see when the National Book Festival was happening in Washington D.C. and I found the wonderful poster for this year’s event. If you can make it to DC, it’s always worth … Continue reading

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Fun With Maps

Those of you who regularly visit TBTP know how fond I am of maps—both real and fictional. New York City-based artist Jake Berman does deep dives into archives and library collections to discover historic plans and engineering documents from municipal … Continue reading

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Washington D.C. : Word on the Street

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Hi, Art Lovers

Whenever I visit Washington D.C., I try and make time to stop in at the always amazing Hirshhorn Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden on the Mall. This branch of the Smithsonian Institution offers superb contemporary art and is often … Continue reading

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We Miss Them So Much

Earlier this month, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery unveiled the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. I wasn’t much impressed by the images of the paintings that I saw … 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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Books Are Transporting

The U.S. Library of Congress has just released the poster for this year’s National Book Festival on September 2, 2017 in Washington DC. If the artwork looks familiar, that’s because it’s by the celebrated New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast.

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