Bookish Destinations

A list of some of the world’s bookish destinations

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Bookish attractions: Boston Book Festival, Old Corner Bookstore, The Public Library
Old Corner Bookstore in Boston

Dublin, Ireland
Bookish attractions: UNESCO City of Literature, Long Room at Trinity College and many other literary sites, home to iconic literary figures like Bram Stoker, George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, W.B. Yeats and more
Long Room at Trinity College

Edinburgh, Scotland
Bookish attractions: UNESCO City of Literature, home to Adam Smith, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and many other world-renowned writers

London, England
Bookish attractions: Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey, Oscar Wilde’s house in Chelsea, bookshops, Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station
Platform 9¾

New York City, USA
Bookish attractions: Home to many famous writers, The Library Hotel, the New York Public Library, the Morgan Library and Museum, Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe
New York Public Library

Paris, France
Bookish attractions: Cimetière du Père Lachaise (Oscar Wilde, Moliere, Honoré de Balzac, Marcel Proust, Gertrude Stein), Les Bouqinistes, Café de Flore where Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir used to spend time, Bar Hemingway
Oscar Wilde's tomb

Santiago, Chile
Bookish attractions: La Chascona — former home of famous poet Pablo Neruda, Lastarria Street for secondhand books,
La Chascona

Tokyo, Japan
Bookish attractions: Tokyo International Book Fair, Book and Bed Tokyo, experience your own Haruki Murakami Tour, Tokyo International Manga Library