If you’re anything like me, holidays and weekend trips offer the perfect opportunity to hunt out a new town or city’s best bookish haunts. From the most beautiful bookshops in town, to any literary goings-on, the second I settle in somewhere new I scroll through Google to find the creme de la creme in all things bookish.
I love nothing better than hunting out a city’s hidden literary gems – from local bookshops with quaint and quirky offerings, to cosy cafes perfect for curling up with a good book, to beautiful boutique hotels with literary links and beyond.
And so, moving forward, I’m going to be fusing my love of travel and books by creating a series of literary city guides on this blog; taking in my own travel experience, as well as enlisting the help of some brilliant bloggers, well versed in both travel and books alike. It will give me the opportunity to search for some of the world’s best literary landmarks, while sharing my findings on this blog to assist with any would-be adventures on the look out for all things bookish in a new town or city. I’ll also be creating reading recommendations for each of the places I feature – so you can expect a bespoke reading list, tailored to each of the different cities, featuring both books that are based there, and authors with links to the city.
In the next few weeks you can expect to see literary city guides to Laguna Beach, Melbourne and London, with many more to come in the following months.
If you’d like to get involved with my new venture by submitting a literary city guide of your own, or if there’s anything you’d love to see featured on the guides, do get in touch!
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