Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday



Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit 

I’ve been to two of these locations (but only through reading about them since one is fictional and the other historical).  However, the rest are real and remain in my mind's eye as places to travel to – but wherever I go, I try and stop in a bookstore or library while I’m visiting! What bookish places do you like to visit?




The Library of Babel, Jorge Luis Borges


The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, California


Strahov Monastery, Prague, Czech Republic


State Law Library of  Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa


Library of Alexandria


Library at Seikei University, Musashino, Japan


Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France


Zhongsuhge-Hangzhou bookstore, Hangzhou China


 Copenhagen Library, Denmark


State Library Victoria, Melbourne



4 comments:

Brian Joseph said...

I have not been to any of the real present day destinations either. I must make it a point to visit these places if and when I ever get to their respective cities.

I wonder what the Library of Alexandria was really like.

IloveHeartlandX said...

Love your take on this week's topic! It would have been amazing to see what The Library of Alexandria was really like.
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/05/top-ten-tuesday-136/

James said...

Brian,
Thanks. I guess we will always have to speculate about the loss of great books with the destruction of the Library of Alexandria.

James said...

IloveHeartlandX,
Thanks for sharing. The Library of Alexandria continues to tantalize us.