After the death of English novelist and biographer Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), her home at 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, where she wrote Cranford and welcomed visitors including Harrie
June 15, 2021
February 3, 2021
After nearly a year spent isolated from friends, family, and coworkers, many of us have found ourselves tethered, for better or worse, to virtual conference plat
December 9, 2020
After a decade-long campaign by the Mary on the Green group, last month saw the unveiling of sculptor Maggi Hambling’s memorial statue to Mary Wollstonecraft in London.
January 3, 2020
Every now and then it's worth revisiting people and places that have been overlooked or ignored for awhile. Take, for example, the southernmost point in the United States, Key West.
August 15, 2019
Unless you’ve been there, you might not know that Alcatraz, aka The Rock, has its very own bookstore, run by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
August 13, 2019
After Seattle, road-tripping bibliophiles will undoubtedly make their way to Portland, Oregon, to visit Powell’s,
August 8, 2019
Well, readers, I’m on vacation this week, which means, among other things, visiting bookstores I’ve never visited before. My fellow travelers generally allow me one per city.
June 21, 2019
Victor Hugo was exiled from France in 1851 after unsuccessfully blocking Louis Napoleon Bonaparte’s coup d’etat, which left him bumping around Europe for a few years until finding sanctua
May 9, 2019
Literary tourism is big business.
October 12, 2018