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

Friday, 31 July, 2020

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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That amazing pool up there can be found at the Bondi Icebergs, a swimming club in Sydney, Australia. It’s been the place to swim laps since 1929. In fact, to become a member, you must commit to swimming at least 3 Sundays of each month from May to September; that’s according to Historic Rule 15B, and it’s sacrosanct. But if splashing in the pool isn’t your thing, you can sun on the deck, relax in the sauna, or grab some food at the café. {more}

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Inside the Pathé Theater Tuschinski in Amsterdam.
  • I am very excited about the book of comics I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider. New York Times review here.

  • There’s a new Dolly Parton-themed bar in Nashville, and it is a bright pink dream-nightmare.

  • Bookish podcast of the week: On The Maris Review podcast, cultural critic Maris Kreizman talks to authors about their books. In this episode, cartoonist Adrian Tomine discusses his new book The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist: ‘This was a book I’d had in mind for a long time, probably going back decades. Because I was always making comics whenever something bad happened to me in my life.’

  • Travel podcast of the week: On the Not So Bon Voyage podcast, guests share their woeful tales of travel mishaps. In this episode, adventure traveler Rachel Rudwall talks about her transformative travel experiences, including getting food poisoning in Patagonia.

May the books you’re reading give you only sweetest dreams.

Top image courtesy of Kevin Bosc/Unsplash.

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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.
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.
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.

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