A New Resource for Book Scouts and Literary Tourists

Summer has taken over at Old Scrolls Book Shop, and we are trying hard to catch up with everything that needs to be done this time of year. With our expansion of the Reading Garden and lots of spring cleaning and maintenance chores, I’ve been a bit tardy in updating this blog!

Soon we will be off on our annual book scouting trip, and as I did for our readers last year, I will try to update you daily on our travels and book scouting adventures.

You may remember a few posts ago when I mentioned The Used Book Lover’s Guides published by Book Hunter Press. These guides have recently evolved into a brand new web-based site called Literary Tourist  –  a guide to the best book store and literary destinations. The site lists over 8,000 book shops, current literary events, book fairs, and other literary tourist hotspots. Also, Independent book marketplace Biblio.com has partnered with Literary Tourist to help support and promote independent brick-and-mortar bookstores. “Through their partnership both companies seek to increase traffic in physical bookstores, keeping these vital cultural institutions and landmarks open while preserving the business of independent bookselling.” (from their news release).

What a tremendous asset this site will be to bibliophiles who are hitting the road.. .check it out before you take your summer vacation!

Published in: on 06/07/2011 at 7:44 pm  Leave a Comment  

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