Tag Archives: Washington D.C

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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Really Useful Metro Mapping

If you are a regular reader of TBTP, you are well aware of my obsession with public transit maps. This one is actually amusing and useful. The folks at the Thrillist Washington D.C. website have augmented the city’s already excellent … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Washington D.C.’s outstanding National Museum of Natural History has decided to give us all a behind the scenes peek at its massive collections. The Smithsonian Institution has allowed photographer Chip Clark unprecedented access to just a small part of its … Continue reading

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Maybe I’m A Mazed

In a city packed with attention grabbing tourist attractions, monuments and museums, Washington D.C.’s National Building Museum is often overlooked by visitors. But this summer there’s a new incentive to check out this marvelous museum. Referencing classic European hedge mazes, … Continue reading

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Wheel Good Times

Beginning next month, visitors to the U.S. capital Washington D.C. will have a unique vantage to see the city’s famous sights: from a 180 foot-tall observation wheel. The Capital Wheel sits at the end of a pier on the Potomac … Continue reading

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Books That Shaped America

The Library of Congress in Washington, D. C.  opened an exhibition last week celebrating “Books That Shaped America.” The exhibition is on 88 books that they’ve deemed to have the most influence on American culture . The selection was hotly debated over … Continue reading

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