March 27, 2018
Is there a booklover out there who hasn’t visited the grave of at least one favorite writer? Because I’m guessing there are more than a few booklovers out there who have visited a lot more than one of these graves.
In any case, these photos and stories posted by LitHub are fascinating. And there are 75 of them!
Found via LitHub’s Facebook page
August 5, 2015
CNN’s website posted some photos of some groovy bookstores around the world, most of which most booklovers have seen photos of before. Still.
Found via a Facebook posting by DC-based book blogger Thomas Otto
May 6, 2014
Attention all you New York City residents (or bibliophiles bound any time soon for New York City): Atlas Obscura has posted a list (with photos) of some of New York City’s less well-known libraries.
Some of them are available to the Great Unwashed Public (via day passes), others are available only to members.
Found via a Facebook posting by librarian Leslie Kahn
January 28, 2014
There are few booklovers who wouldn’t find absolutely thrilling – and certainly worth the trouble to arrange – the experience of sitting down in the Library of Congress’ Main Reading Room, even if it means inventing up a bit of research (or faux research) to justify doing so.
True, any casual visitor to the Libary of Congress can peer down into the awe-inspiring Reading Room from a glass-walled public gallery far above the room, but that’s different than actually sitting down for a spell at one of the Reading Room desks.
At Book Riot, Becky Cole tells you how to actually get in there next time you visit Washington, DC.
And, speaking of visits to DC, Rachel Manwill – also at Book Riot – previously posted a booklover’s guide to that city.
September 18, 2013
Publishers Weekly, in publicizing Trish Foxwell’s guidebook A Visitor’s Guide to the Literary South, recently highlighted various sites in ten cities depicted by famous writers born in Southern States.
Found at Book Riot
May 6, 2013
Some of us booklovers enjoy (or fantasize about) visiting the haunts of some of our favorite authors.
According to this 2011 book written by Simon Goldhill, literary pilgrimages have been common at least since Victorian times. The book is a description of visits to several authors’ homes (or, in Freud’s case, offices), with reflections on what such pilgrimages “mean.”
The Amazon.com treatment (book description plus reader reviews) is here.
Found via Literary Tourist