14 Wonderful Bookstores You Need to Visit

Bart’s Books – Ojai, California

A fixture of the California literary scene, Bart’s Books had a fairly humble beginning for such an important place. It was founded by Richard Bartinsdale, who erected a bookshelf outside his home so that passersby could enjoy his excess of books. Eventually, he expanded the bookshelves until he found that he had an entire outdoor bookstore.

Now, Bart’s Books is America’s largest outdoor bookstore. Make sure to visit when it’s sunny out, so you can enjoy your treasures in the central courtyard. Don’t miss the cookbook section, which is all arranged in Bartinsdale’s former kitchen.

Cafebreria el Pendulo – Mexico City, Mexico  

This giant, two-storey bookstore in Mexico City is an inviting space for both Spanish and English-speaking book lovers. They have tons of stock in both languages spread out over the main floor and a balcony, and encourage patrons to take their time in browsing.

They also offer a discount at the café for people who can correctly answer a trivia question about literature.

Mabel’s Fables – Toronto, Canada

This adorable children’s bookstore is named for the friendly orange cat that haunts the stacks. This store is packed floor to ceiling with any book or toy a child could ever want. Both the inside and the outside of the store are painted in bright, primary colors – even just stepping inside feels joyful.

If you’re buying on behalf of a child, staff can recommend the best books for each age, and they even do specialty gift baskets for new babies.



Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.

Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.