The Best Summer Vacation Locations From Your Favorite Books!

The Best Summer Vacation Locations From Your Favorite Books!

It’s getting hotter… and so is our burning desire to run off to some beach and leave our real lives behind! Okay—realistically, most of us have some financial and scheduling limitations when it comes to our plans. But that’s no excuse for missing out on a great book. (Spoiler alert: there actually is no good excuse.) So whether your escape is already on the calendar or purely hypothetical, it’s time to pick a vacation destination. More importantly, it’s time to pick the perfect book for your travels.   Gif Via Real Simple   No matter how fantastic, we love when …

8 Real Literary Locations You’ve Read About in Novels!

8 Real Literary Locations You’ve Read About in Novels!

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I know it’s the end of summer vacation, yet I still want to share this combo of traveling and literature with you, maybe for your next vacation plans. Here are eight beautiful places that have been set in the world of words!       Thanks to Tim Pile’s recommendation, plus one of my pocket list, here’s the eight literary books: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (1994) by Louis de Bernieres The Great Gatsby (1925) by F. Scott Fitzgerald River of Time (1995) by Jon Swain Our Man in Havana (1958) by Graham Greene  Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891) by Thomas Hardy Out of …

7 Perfect Independent Bookstores from Across the Globe

7 Perfect Independent Bookstores from Across the Globe

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If there’s one thing I love more than books it’s bookstores. And, if there’s one thing I love more than bookstores, it’s independent bookstores. Independent bookstores act as a sort of home. They’re the places you go when you want to get out of the house, but you also still want to sort of be alone.   And this is why it’s so very vital that we stand by, support, and shop at our independent bookstores. Our independent bookstores are small business that are constantly being threatened by the bigger, fortune 500 corporations; it’s up to us to keep ensuring that the corporations don’t win and that …

Writers In a New York Airport are Writing Stories For Flyers

Writers In a New York Airport are Writing Stories For Flyers

When I think of reading in airports I think of Dan Brown novels, the latest thriller book, and very limited options when it comes to deciding what to pickup at the terminal’s book and magazine shop. Writers Gideon Jacobs and Lexie Smith are about to change all of that.    The two writers set up shop at what used to be a Hudson News kiosk in Terminal A of New York’s La Guardia Airport, offering flyers a writing nook stacked with books, decorated with wooden furniture and rugs, and adorned with a vintage typewriter. In their nooks, they’re writing short …

11 Literary Festivals to Attend and Rejoice with Fellow Bookworms

11 Literary Festivals to Attend and Rejoice with Fellow Bookworms

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Sleep, eat and breathe literature by attending these eleven literary festivals around the world. Whether you are a public speaker, an author or just someone with a passion for anything literary, these festivals are the perfect opportunity to hang out with fellow literati (bookworms) and immerse yourself in discussions, debates, workshops and other cultural and arts events that will blow your mind.   1. Shanghai International Literary Festival, China.   Having grown from small beginnings, this is now China’s leading English language literary festival, at which all genres are celebrated and discussed in order to create a taste for the current literary landscape. Each March, you can attend …