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This is Why We Love The Union Coffee House in Leeds
This is Why We Love The Union Coffee House in Leeds
The Union Coffee House is tucked along a side street in Leeds. It's worth the trip to this cozy café to enjoy their excellent coffee, warm hospitality, zippy wi-fi, and surprisingly good selection of books.
Hobnob with the Queen and Enjoy A Proper Cuppa with 'The Royal We'
Hobnob with the Queen and Enjoy A Proper Cuppa with 'The Royal We'
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to Oxford University where you just might fall in love with a prince. And learn a proper curtsy. And be mobbed by paparazzi. And find yourself joining the royal family.
Fight a Deadly Ant Swarm and Sip a Piña Colada in Hawaii with 'Invasive'
Fight a Deadly Ant Swarm and Sip a Piña Colada in Hawaii with 'Invasive'
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to tropical Hawaii... to a billionaire's private island with pristine beaches, crystal blue water, and oops! genetically modified, weaponized ants. Don't forget your sunscreen!
The Search for 'Jane Eyre' and Legendary Strudel in Prague
The Search for 'Jane Eyre' and Legendary Strudel in Prague
On Melissa and David's first trip to Prague, they had a master plan for battling jetlag: Go on the hunt for the city's best strudel. Along the way, they discovered a cache of vintage books at a dusty used book store.
Why You Should Visit the Infinite Spire of Books at the Prague City Library
Why You Should Visit the Infinite Spire of Books at the Prague City Library
The Municipal Library of Prague (_Městská knihovna v Praze_) is close to the city center, and it's a quiet, magical place to escape the crush of Old Town and relax in the serenity of bookland. Visitors welcome.
Bookish Poetry: 'I Opened a Book' by Julia Donaldson
Bookish Poetry: 'I Opened a Book' by Julia Donaldson
We love this sweet poem that perfectly captures the magic of getting lost in a great book. If you think you don't 'get' poetry, give this one a try.
This is Why Daunt Books in London is One of Our Favorite Bookshops
This is Why Daunt Books in London is One of Our Favorite Bookshops
Daunt Books Marylebone is like Strong Sense of Place became sentient and took up residence in an Edwardian bookshop. Its collection of curated books, stained glass window, reading nooks make it a must-visit bookshop.
Lose Yourself in Thrilling Stories of the Balkans with 'The Tiger's Wife'
Lose Yourself in Thrilling Stories of the Balkans with 'The Tiger's Wife'
This weekend, we recommend a getaway to the Balkans where you'll be swept up in the enthralling story of a magical tiger, man who cannot die, and the mutual adoration between a girl and her grandfather.
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