Literary tourism is big business. While new book festivals continue to spring up, recent research from the VisitEngland tourist board indicated that more than half of British holidaymakers would visit a literary attraction on vacation. Another increasingly popular way of combining books with holidays is to visit one of the dozens of small villages and towns around the world devoted to bookselling.
The 56th annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair took place this weekend. It was, as always, a spectacular and dizzying experience trying to "see it all." Any list of highlights in bound to be subjective, but here's a short list of interesting sights: