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14 Inspiring and Imaginative Instagram Accounts to Take You Around the World
14 Inspiring and Imaginative Instagram Accounts to Take You Around the World
It's never a bad time to gaze on beautiful historical libraries, unusual bookshops, archival photos, or travel pics that transport you to somewhere else in an instant. These Instagram accounts inspire our imaginations.
Vintage Library Pics, the Agatha Christie of Mexico, Staycationing & More: Endnotes 31 July
Vintage Library Pics, the Agatha Christie of Mexico, Staycationing & More: Endnotes 31 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got an interview with Lee Child, buildings shaped like food, travel books by authors of color, amazing movie theaters, and more.
Take a Road Trip to Wyoming & Montana to Solve a Thrilling Cold Case with 'Celine'
Take a Road Trip to Wyoming & Montana to Solve a Thrilling Cold Case with 'Celine'
This page-turning novel features two unforgettable heroines and a taut cold case β€” plus family secrets, crushing tragedy, and a clarion call for hope β€” set against the majestic landscape of Yellowstone National Park.
Let's Take a Virtual Walk in Colorful Garden Displays Around the World
Let's Take a Virtual Walk in Colorful Garden Displays Around the World
Whether it's formal French-style, a wild-and-wooly English garden, or something else all-together, a botanical garden is a lovely place to take a stroll, have a sit, look at the clouds, or get lost in a great book.
Drive-In Book Fest, 1920s Cairo, Pandemic Comics, Carmilla Movie & More: Endnotes 24 July
Drive-In Book Fest, 1920s Cairo, Pandemic Comics, Carmilla Movie & More: Endnotes 24 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a stunning temple in Bali, the happy story of Black Garnet Books, Daniel Silva's reading life, Mexican horror comics, and more.
Fall Under the Spell of the Mysterious, Sexy Fairytale 'The Governesses'
Fall Under the Spell of the Mysterious, Sexy Fairytale 'The Governesses'
This weekend, you'll find yourself languorously lolling around a sun-lit garden with three unusual girls. These are not your buttoned-up and bespectacled governesses of classic lit. It's sexy times in fairytale land.
SSoP Podcast: A Mini-Episode With Answers to Questions from Our Audience
SSoP Podcast: A Mini-Episode With Answers to Questions from Our Audience
We told you in our audience survey that you could ask us anything, and you're a curious bunch. In this mini-episode, we answer your queries, including how we choose books for the show and if we really love them.
Europe's Great Libraries, Galapagos Photos, Secret Books & More: Endnotes 17 July
Europe's Great Libraries, Galapagos Photos, Secret Books & More: Endnotes 17 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a shipwreck hotel in Africa, 'Holiday' magazine, an essay about how books ground us, an examination of Britishness, and more.
Raise a Glass to the Worst Wedding Ever in the Gleefully Sinister 'The Guest List'
Raise a Glass to the Worst Wedding Ever in the Gleefully Sinister 'The Guest List'
This weekend, you're invited to a destination wedding on an island off the coast of Ireland. Pretty people, blue skies, crashing surf, open bar, love in the air, and... oops! a little murder at the wedding reception.
Two English-Language Bookshops We Love to Visit in Stockholm, Sweden
Two English-Language Bookshops We Love to Visit in Stockholm, Sweden
One of our favorite ways to mingle with locals in new-to-us cities is among the shelves of a neighborhood bookshop β€” it's even better when they include English-language books. These two in Stockholm are must-visits.
Storytelling in Dublin, American Sandwiches, Trans-Siberian Railway & More: Endnotes 10 July
Storytelling in Dublin, American Sandwiches, Trans-Siberian Railway & More: Endnotes 10 July
Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got new cartoons from Gary Larson, beautiful small towns in Europe, a library trivia quiz, free online literary festivals, and more.
Travel From Modern Savannah to WWII-Era Philippines with 'The Good Luck Stone'
Travel From Modern Savannah to WWII-Era Philippines with 'The Good Luck Stone'
Long-held secrets rise up like ghosts to haunt their keepers. The story of Audrey, our 90-year-old heroine, begins and ends in Savannah, but it's the middle bit in the war-ravaged Philippines that defines her life.
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