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In Praise of Square Books and the Indie Bookstore

Independent bookstores are awesome. I think it’s pretty safe to say that all book lovers appreciate their neighborhood bookstore. It’s where we go to escape the hustle and bustle of the outside world. The best of them are relat...
 
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Owl’s Nest Books – Calgary’s Finest Independent Bookstore

Nestled deep in the heart of Calgary is a gem of an independent bookstore, Owl’s Nest Books. I had the pleasure  to visit Owl’s Nest Books in Calgary, Alberta recently and meet with the owner, Michael Hare. Michael ...
 
 
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The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap

Anyone who has read my articles will have come to realize two things: first, that I love reading, and second, that I love visiting bookstores. Every time I go to a new place, I always check out the local bookstores. Not the big...

 
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Tampa Bookstores

I recently spent a weekend in Tampa, Florida, and like I do for any new destination, I looked up some local bookstores while I was in the area. Because my stay was short, I only managed to visit two of Tampa’s bookstores:...
 
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In the Land Down Under: Best Sydney Bookstores

Nothing says more to me about a city than its bookstores. Whenever I visit a new location, I make it a point to visit as many bookshops as I can. In early August, I spent ten days in Sydney, Australia. While there, I had the op...

 
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Concord’s Literary Houses

Concord, Massachusetts is full of history. The city has the distinction of several ties to the Revolutionary War, but one of its greatest claims to fame is that it was the hub of Transcendentalism and home to that movement̵...
 
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Rowan Oak: Home of William Faulkner

Rowan Oak is the family home of William Faulkner, one of the most famous Southern authors to ever put pen to paper. Rowan Oak welcomes thousands of visitors each year. A visit to Faulkner’s home offers a rare glimpse into the l...
 
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Monroeville: The Literary Capital of Alabama

To say that Monroeville, Alabama, is off the beaten track would be an understatement. Much of Alabama is labeled as “rural,” but Monroeville embodies the ideal of small-town America to the fullest. Yet, this tiny city has manag...

 
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A Visit to the F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

In the quaint Old Cloverdale community of Montgomery, Alabama, is an unpresuming house that was once home to one of the greatest literary minds of the 20th century. F. Scott, Zelda, and their daughter Scottie Fitzgerald li...
 
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Alabama Book Festival 2014

Book lovers enjoy good books, comfy chairs, and nice bookstores. But they also like a well-planned and diverse book festival! One of the best festivals in the South will happen this coming Saturday, April 19, in Montgomery’s Ol...