This weekend, over on the Book Page blog, The Book Case, I saw this post about someone's literary road trip to Oxford, MS. It brought back great memories from when my husband and I did this same exact trip.
It got me thinking about other literary tourism I have done. Once I started making the list, I was shocked at how long it was. Here are just a few example. I have been to Mother Goose's Grave in Boston multiple times, Walden Woods outside of Boston, and pretty much every literary related place in Boston.
I oohed and ahhed over Nathaniel Hawthorne's dorm room at Bowdoin College; in fact, seeing the room moved the college up very high on my interest list while I was doing the college tour in high school.
I have been to the Library of Congress at least twice and the main branch of the NYPL a few times. I have visited many sites related to Ben Franklin, his writing, and the first library he set up in Philly, more times than I can count. I make my family go into every public library, in every little town we ever visit too. Even in the Caribbean! Basically, every where I go, if there is a literary related site, I hit it.
Then I started thinking about literary place I want to go. Most of these are overseas. For example, I would love to do some kind of Shakespeare tour in England, and I have heard that the James Joyce Walking Tours are fabulous. And of course, I would love to see the resurrected great library of Alexandria Egypt, but I think that trip will have to wait awhile.
In terms of arm chair literary travel, years ago I watched Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure, and loved every minute of it.
I know I cannot be alone in the library and reader world. So for today's Monday Discussion, share with me your favorite literary trips or ones you are dying to go on.
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