7 fascinating cities for book lovers
Reading books is like traveling, you will be moving from one land to another, to the future or back to the past, everything comes out of the book pages. Therefore, combining reading and traveling is not a bad idea.
Edinburgh was the first city to be recognized as the UNESCO Literary City in 2004. It is also home to some of Scotland's most famous writers as well as the world, such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - author of "Sherlock Holmes" novel and Sir Walter Scott - author of "Ivanhoe" novel.
Right on the busy Princes Street is the memorial house of Sir Walter Scott. This is Edinburgh's most recognizable tourist destination, just behind the magnificent Edinburgh castle. Besides, for a comprehensive view of Edinburgh's literary history, you can visit the city's Literary Museum, and visit cafes, pubs and other places that once inspire famous writers. If you're lucky enough to have a chance to visit Edinburgh in August, you can also join the Edinburgh International Book Festival, held from August 10-26.
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires is a city with about 23 bookstores serving more than 100,000 residents. Among them, El Ateneo Grand Splendid is considered the most beautiful bookstore in the world. This building has an area of 2,043 m2, with the redrawn ceiling and red curtains, built in 1919 before being converted into a bookstore in 2000. Buenos Aires is also famous as the home of famous international writers such as Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar, Roberto Arlt, and Adolfo Bioy Casares.
Persian poets play an important role in Iran's history and culture, especially Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Khwaju Kermani, Saadi and Hafez. Among them, the famous Shiraz city has the poet Hafez tomb, which is located between a poetic, green garden, with fresh air.
Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland is home to some of the world's most valuable and ancient literary works. The most famous of which is the book Kells medieval manuscript. As you walk the streets, you can see Dublin's literary legends portrayed as naming tables, bust, and monuments of famous writers Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Brendan Behan, and WB Yeats.
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Any fan of Russian literature wants to go to St. Petersburg because this is the context of the famous work "Crime and Punishment". The work is a true picture of nineteenth-century Russia. From Dostoevsky to Nabokov, St. Petersburg has become a home not only for some of the greatest stories in the world but also the birthplace of the greatest authors of humanity.
Since its founding in the United States, Boston has become the country's heart for literature and culture. This is where famous American authors came to exchange, write and discuss their work such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. In Boston, the bookworms don't forget to visit the Old Corner Bookstore, one of Boston's oldest buildings and an old publisher of some of the most famous writers of the 19th century.
With over 100 libraries across Oxford city, you can fully grasp any knowledge of what field you want to search in Oxford libraries. Typically, the Bodleian Library houses more than 12 million books and attracts about 1,000 people every day. With the abundance of books in the city, it is not surprising that Oxford is home to some of the world's greatest writers. There are also well-known authors, intellectuals and politicians in Oxford, but Inklings stand out even more.
By: Grace White