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Must-Read Books for your trip to Paris (and after!)

Ah, Paris. The world’s most romantic city could never be called truly romantic if it wasn’t for its legendary literature, powerful feminists, and groundbreaking philosophers. There is so much depth and beauty to Paris’ art, architecture, cuisine, and literary scene that it’s only fair to dig into some of it through some of the best …

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7 Books to Read Before you Visit Canada

Wondering What to Read Before You Visit Canada? If you’re planning to visit Canada and check the Great White North off your bucket list, then you’ll definitely want to familiarize yourself with some of the best authors and books about Canada. Preferably written by Canadians! Canada has a very strong literary tradition and many Canadian …

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The Ultimate Bookish Guide to Copenhagen

Denmark is a proudly bookish nation. Perhaps the true source of happiness for this happiest country on Earth is that it’s bursting at the seams with literary charm. When you do visit the overwhelmingly bookish Copenhagen, you’ll find a slew of delightful indie bookstores, book cafes to lose an afternoon relaxing in, and fairytales come …

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5 Best Independent Bookshops in Berlin

Berlin is, for so many people, the literary capital of mainland Europe. So many of Earth’s greatest writers, poets, and philosophers have come out of Germany or etched their name into the history books through the German language: Karl Marx, Franz Kafka, Friedrich Nietzsche, Herman Hesse, Hans Fallada, the Brothers Grimm, Bertolt Brecht; I really …

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8 Books to Read Before You Visit Taiwan

Taiwan is the most enigmatic country in East Asia. It’s constant legal and political struggles with China have been upsetting and frustrating to watch, but its close cultural and artistic ties to Japan have somewhat counterbalanced that. What can be said for certain (besides the fact that Taiwan is not China), is that Taiwan is …

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Bookstores Around the World: The Second Shelf (London, UK)

Visit The Second Shelf, A Hidden Bookstore in London A.N. Devers is a fierce woman. She’s a writer with an upcoming debut novel (Train), a prolific journalist who’s been featured in The New Yorker and The Guardian, and she’s also the proprietor of The Second Shelf, a bookstore in the heart of Soho. And she’s …

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Bookstores Around the World: Mr. B’s Emporium (Bath, UK)

Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights A bookstore with a name this glorious couldn’t live anywhere but Bath. One of the oldest and most architecturally beautiful little cities in all of the UK, Bath is a favourite place to visit amongst literary types. The city has a Jane Austen museum (with a gift shop), the …

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5 Books to Read Before Backpacking Southeast Asia

Before you set out exploring or backpacking Southeast Asia, there are some incredible books for you to discover which can light your way and make your journey even more exciting, fascinating, and possibly life-changing. After all, if you’re backpacking Southeast Asia, you want all the enrichment you can get. And we guarantee you’ll find that …

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