With the arrival of Spring, that can only mean one thing—Summer is near! That’s why, bookworms, we’ve been putting the finishing touches on our Bookish Summer Bucket List. We’ve rounded up 5 things to do—from exploring to toasting—when the warmer temperatures finally arrive. What exciting things are on your book-inspired bucket list, Cozy Readers? Comment below!
1) Visit A Famous Library
Each of these famous libraries have amazing views, and we don’t just mean the shelves! Looking to stay within the U.S. this summer? Might we suggest any of these historical libraries: The New York Public Library, The Salt Lake City Public Library, the Boston Public Library, Chicago’s Harold Washington Library, and Washington, D.C.’s Library Of Congress. If you’re up for some international adventures, here are 5 must-see libraries around the world.
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2) Visit A Library Bar
A library bar is just that, a unique sort of library that serves cocktails, wines, and other boozy drinks. And we think that sounds absolutely wonderful! Here are some of the most popular library bars to visit, from L.A. to London.
3) Visit A Literary City
If you’ve seen Woody Allen’s 2012 film, Midnight In Paris, then you’ll know that the capital city of France was, as Hemingway called it, a moveable feast for literary minds. Like Hemingway, dozens of writers flocked to the city for inspiration, including F. S. Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Victor Hugo. Other cities to visit? Dublin and London are great picks, as well as Washington, D.C.
4) Host A Literary-Themed Party
If you’re part of a book club, this is a must! Start a summer tradition where good book conversation is accompanied with sweet tea, wine coolers, and crisp cucumber sandwiches! Here are a few party tips to get you started.
5) Start Your Own Novel
Ever wanted to pen your very own “great American” novel? Start now. What are you waiting for? Check out this Writer’s Digest post for useful tips to get started.