14 Wonderful Bookstores You Need to Visit

Faulkner House – New Orleans, USA

This tiny bookstore is located in an apartment in New Orleans which was once owned by William Faulkner. Like Shakespeare and Company in Paris, Faulkner House is also open for overnight visitors – but they tend to be much more highbrow than the Shakespeare and Company tumbleweeds.

If you don’t have enough cash to spend a night, you can still browse the shelves and pick out a new book or two to buy. Just don’t linger too long. Rumor has it that Faulkner’s ghost gravitates towards beautiful women, just as he did in life.

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Leakey’s Secondhand Bookshop – Inverness, Scotland

Maybe it’s just the elaborate purple paint job, or the spiral staircase, but this amazing used bookstore could have been ripped straight out of a Disney movie.

Leakey’s Secondhand Bookshop is located in picturesque Inverness, the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. It’s made its home in a decommissioned church, right on the banks of the River Ness.

It’s the perfect place if you’re looking for something to read on your travels. They have thousands of books spread out over two floors. It even has a wood burning stove that heats the central room.

Word on the Water – London, England

Word on the Water is a unique, traveling bookstore. It’s located on a Dutch barge, and it floats between a few different London canals. If you’re lucky enough, you can catch the bookstore – which also hosts live music and readings on its rooftop – when it’s docked in places like Paddington Basin, or Regent’s Canal.

In addition to their many second-hand books, they also carry CDs and vinyl records.



American City Guide: Chicago

One of the largest and most underrated cities in the United States is Chicago. In fact, Chicago ranked first in Time Out’s 2018 City Life Index, topping other highly-ranked cities like New York City, Melbourne, and London. There are so many incredible things to do in Chicago, plus it lacks the hectic craziness of other vacation destinations in the United States. It’s a great option for a fun weekend trip, even if you’ll never see everything the city has to offer in just two days.

American City Guide: New York City

New York City is the most populous city in the United States and has a reputation as the most vibrant and thrilling vacation destination on the continent. It’s the home of New York Fashion Week, the United Nations, Broadway, Wall Street, and the Statue of Liberty. Its fast pace inspired the phrase “New York minute” and even if you only have $5 per day to spend, you can still enjoy every aspect of this incredible metropolis.

Extravagant Hotel Pools You Need to See

For a lot of us, the pool is the holiday and the holiday is the pool. The success or failure of a getaway in the sun is determined by just how good the pool is. Knowing this, many hotels have some truly absurd swimming pools. Absurd for their grandeur and extravagance, these pools alone would make an unforgettable holiday.