Oregon Coast, Mary Bennett, Email Sign-Offs, Cairo Dining, Book-O-Mat & More: Endnotes 07 June
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Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a rugged Scottish island for sale, 30 things good readers do, niche museums, five Italy podcasts, Emma read-along, and more.

Oregon Coast, Mary Bennett, Email Sign-Offs, Cairo Dining, Book-O-Mat & More: Endnotes 07 June

Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got a rugged Scottish island for sale, 30 things good readers do, niche museums, five Italy podcasts, Emma read-along, and more. {more}

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Every Friday, we share our favorite book- and travel-related links. This week, we've got an alphabet inspired by architecture, a book titles quiz, street art from Nespoon, charming general stores, Prague, and more.

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