Spectacular Ceilings, Typewriter Art, Capitals Quiz & More: Endnotes 29 November

Spectacular Ceilings, Typewriter Art, Capitals Quiz & More: Endnotes 29 November

Friday, 29 November, 2019

Every Friday, we celebrate the weekend — and all the reading and relaxing and daydreaming time ahead — with Melissa's favorite book- and travel-related links of the week. Why work when you can read fun stuff?!

This post is part of our Endnotes series.

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Those stunning bookshelves above? That’s the Byeol-Madang Library with a collection of more than 50,000 books and 600 magazines. It’s free to browse and read the books; the shelves are 13 meters (42 feet) tall; and oh, yeah… It’s inside a mall! The Starfield COEX Mall can be found in Gangnam-gu Seoul, South Korea. Aside from boasting a beautiful library, it’s also the largest underground mall in Asia with a kimchi museum, an aquarium, and a mega theater. {more}

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'Self Organization' by Courtney Brown. Photo courtesy of Courtney Brown.
  • Bookish podcast of the week: On The Guardian Books podcast, writers Rory MacLean and Luke Harding answer the question ‘How true does travel writing need to be?’

  • Travel podcast of the week: On The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, host Amanda Kendle chats with Tony Wheeler, the founder of Lonely Planet, about travel adventures, what he’s learned from his travels, and why he’s smitten with different modes of transportation.

Happy weekend! Let’s all eat too much and read a lot.

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