10 Great Bookish Hotels via BookRiot

The Batman Room at  The Eden Motel  in Taiwan

The Batman Room at The Eden Motel in Taiwan

BookRiot is such fun. If you haven't visited, give it a whirl. It's a book lover's playground of sorts. This post in particular caught my eye - 10 Great Bookish Hotels. From Minneapolis to London to New Zealand (a Hobbit hotel, of course!), we learn about uniquely and carefully created guest rooms to add to your wanderlust adventure.

Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State

illustration by Sarah Lutkenhaus

illustration by Sarah Lutkenhaus

We just love this article from Brooklyn Magazine.  It's a wonderful list of ideal books for each of the 50 states, plus Washington, D.C..  Fun to peruse, and I am embarrassed to say, I've not read the books from my states!  You'll see these coming soon to the blog. I'm committing to at least two of them (I've lived in a few places) by the end of this year.

Read and enjoy.  Let us know what books can be added to this list.

Source: http://www.bkmag.com/2014/10/15/the-litera...

Literary Travel - 10 Cities for the Bookish Types

Whenever I travel, I love to simply walk the streets and get to know a city from its cafes and bookshops.  I don’t pass a single independent bookstore without going in to peruse its shelves. Whether in New York, London, Rome or Denver, each has such a unique personality. Visiting these shops and talking with their owners always gives me a great perspective on what's important to that community - old volumes and classics, regional food, history, political sway or modern literature.  It also makes me feel connected despite being surrounded by strangers - wherever I am, there are bookish types that love to provide recommendations and discuss the newest items on the shelves.

National Geographic has compiled their list of “Top Ten Literary Cities”.  I’ve visited a few, and now have great incentive to hit up the rest. 

What literary travel experiences have you had?  Any cities to add to the list?  We’d love to hear from you - please share your thoughts!

 Mural of Neruda graces the Bellavista neighborhood in Santiago, Chile.                                               Photograph by Tomas Munita, The New York Times/Redux

 Mural of Neruda graces the Bellavista neighborhood in Santiago, Chile.                                               Photograph by Tomas Munita, The New York Times/Redux