Ever notice that college towns seem to have the best bookshops? This is great news for students and book lovers alike! What better place to study and hang out than a cozy bookstore that serves coffee? Laramie, Wyoming has two amazing little bookshops, and the unique thing about them is they’re connected to each other! The first shop, Second Story Bookstore, is located on the second floor of an old building, located downtown,
One of my favorite vacations was a birthday trip to Key West, Florida. It’s such a strange and unusual place with a haunting history and quirky people. The Ernest Hemingway House was one of the highlights of the trip. The house is open to the public for tours and I HAD TO get a ticket. Past the brick wall, palm trees and tropical plants surround the house in
I have new obsession with secret places. One of my favorite things to do is visit different cities and find their underground taverns or back-alley restaurants. Even things like the Starbucks secret menu gets me excited. Perhaps my obsession started after I read The Diviners, by Libba Bray. It’s a story that takes place in 1920’s Chicago, a time of prohibition, when secret clubs and speakeasies where thriving. I may be
Nestled in beautiful Aspen, Colorado is one of my favorite bookshops, Explore Booksellers. This historic Victorian home was transformed into a bookstore that has been a part of the community for nearly 40 years. The cozy yet elegant atmosphere makes it the perfect stop for relaxing between ski runs and film festivals. Last fall, while vacationing in Vail Valley, I made it my mission to find all the bookstores in the area.
In the Western part of the United States is a college town called Bozeman, Montana. Although it’s small, it packs a lot of diverse culture between its city walls. It has Barnes and Noble, which is always somewhere I love to stop for books and coffee, but it also has some amazing local bookstores that are worth a look. I visited The Country Bookshelf first. I was so excited to find