A Book Lovers Fantasy

A Book Lovers Fantasy

Not sure what to get the person you love most in your life? We’ve selected some perfect gifts for book lovers to celebrate their love, and indulge their own love of the written word. Got any suggestions? We’d love to hear them.   The Bell Jar Phone Case Courtesy of Etsy Keep this constant reminder close to you.    Famous Book Couples Print Courtesy of Etsy Rank yourself among the best with this print.   “Old Books” Candle    Courtesy of Etsy Because nothing says romance like the smell of old books.    Personalized Book Mug Courtesy of The Literary Gift …

Must-Visit Indie Bookstores

Must-Visit Indie Bookstores

Kathleen Kelly’s “The Shop Around the Corner” will forever be in our hearts as New York’s best Upper West Side children’s bookshop. While we wish the fictional independent bookstore from You’ve Got Mail was real, there are many other bookstores that you can actually set foot inside! From California to New York, and London to Sydney, there’s never a shortage of amazing independent bookstores to visit. The Booksmith, San Francisco, California The independent bookstore located in the Haight-Asbury neighborhood of San Francisco, is loved for its wide selection of books and its many events—including “Shipwreck” and other author events. Run by husband and wife …

2014: Best Books in Nonfiction

2014: Best Books in Nonfiction

There were some great nonfiction books to choose from this year. Here’s our list of the best–which includes essays, biographies, and other books based on true stories. Check them out and add your favorites to your bookshelf! The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport Rappaport continues biographing the Romanov family with her latest book focusing on the family’s four daughters: Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. The book entwines the love the family had for each other with the challenges of a falling Imperial Russia, World War I, and the Russian Revolution, …

Adventure Never Rests: Books on Road Trips

Adventure Never Rests: Books on Road Trips

Sometimes you just have to get up and go. These ten authors certainly are familiar with that feeling. We’ve chosen novels about road trips–some expected, others not. From classics like The Grapes of Wrath and On the Road, to lesser knows like The Last Days of California and Let’s Get Lost, there’s something that will appeal to everyone’s taste. While all of these selects might not describe your typical road trip, all of them are excellent reads and have one common theme: journey. Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid This Young Adult novel follows four strangers and their only connection—a girl named Leila. The story is told …

15 Beautiful Bookstores Around the World

15 Beautiful Bookstores Around the World

We all have our favorite bookstore. That special place where you can unwind for hours without any interruptions. Perhaps your place to read is in a coffee shop, with big comfy chairs. Or, a library that includes a cozy fire place to curl up next to. Whatever your reading place–we have compiled fifteen must-see bookstores around the world. So pack your bags and get ready for a book-adventure. 1.) The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, California, United States  Courtesy of KidLitFrenzy This downtown Los Angeles bookstore also sells records has been gaining popularity since it’s re-opening in 2011. Moving from a 970 …