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6 Places to visit in Yorkshire for Book Lovers

Yorkshire, infamously referred to by its inhabitants as ‘God’s Own County’, has been inspiring writers and poets for generations. What makes Yorkshire so special is undoubtedly its natural landscape. Windswept moors, dramatic coastal cliffs and rolling country fields, are just a selection of Yorkshire’s natural beauty on offer. And many of these places of natural …

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10 Beautiful Must-Read Books Set in Tokyo

As many of the books on this list explore and celebrate, Tokyo is a city that contains multitudes. It is an Edo city of traditional Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. It’s also a pre-war town of narrow yokocho alleyways lined with ramen joints and izakayas. And it’s a modern metropolis of kawaii cafes, shopping districts, …

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Bosu-dong Book Street: A Place for Busan Bookworms

While many may associate Busan with Haeundae beach, delectable fish cake, and Haedong Yonggungsa temple, there just so happens to be another spot in Busan no less amazing than these aforementioned spots! That is Bosu-dong Book Street.   While many things in Korea focus on the newest, the latest, the most luxurious, the name brand, and …

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12 Japanese Novels & Books to Read Before Visiting Japan

Before you travel to any new country, you should know a little about its history, food, art, language, and customs. Japan’s literature and culture are so rich and the best way to learn more is to tuck into a few Japanese novels by some of the best Japanese authors, as well as some fantastic travel …

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10 Amazing Places to Buy Second-Hand Books in Australia

Why Buy Second-Hand Books in Australia? Australia is one of the great literary nations on Earth. Its hipster capital, Melbourne, is a UNESCO City of Literature – hosting literary festivals and being home to the stunning State Library of Victoria. Some of the world’s best contemporary writers also hail from the book land down under …

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Ultimate Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, LA

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter takes up a lot of space in Universal Studios LA. A colossal recreation of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts Castle, complete with iconic shops lifted straight out of Diagon Alley, make up the very best part of Universal Studios. In fact, this California Hogwarts can be seen from almost anywhere else …

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Visit Hay-on-Wye: Britain’s Beautiful Booktown

Are you ready for Hay on Wye’s bookshops? It’s noon on a Saturday; the sun above is floating in an ocean of blue. You’re driving a little car down twisting, winding English country lanes lined with hedgerows. Birds outside sing you on your way to the happiest little town in Britain. You’re on your way …

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A Perfect 4-Day London Itinerary for Book Lovers

London is one of the most bookish cities in the world, there’s no shortage of things you can get up to if you’re a fan of quaint bookshops, book cafes, literary museums and theatre! And that’s only scratching the surface. Home to Dickens, Orwell, Wiliam Blake and countless other literary greats, the historical sites alone …

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9 Things to Do in Norwich for Book Lovers

If you’re looking for somewhere literary to head on your next holiday, consider a visit to the East of England. More specifically, why not check out all the bookish things to do in Norwich, a UNESCO City of Literature. In 2012, Norwich became the first UNESCO City of Literature in England. It was the second …

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The 5 Best Independent Bath Bookshops, UK

Bath is a favourite place to visit amongst literary types, one of the oldest and most architecturally beautiful little cities in all of the UK. The city has a Jane Austen museum (with a gift shop), the historic Roman baths which gave the town its name, the magnificent Royal Crescent and, of course, several of …

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