ROAD TRIPS FOR BOOK LOVERS!
The grassroots Bookstore Tourism movement
celebrates and sustains independent bookstores
by organizing group "road trips" to cities and towns
with great bookshops, literary sites and libraries.
I love visiting new and cool independent bookstores whenever I'm in a new city, especially used bookstores because they're the ones that are especially full of unexpected treasures!
A little known fact about me is that I collect bookmarks from bookstores that I visit in my travels. I love bookmarks and make it a point to pick some up where ever I can; and I really prefer free promo bookmarks to the ones you buy at shops and such. The only exception, of course, are bookmarks that you can get at museums or other places that celebrate and commemorate the visit to that place. I have hundreds of them at home! Another cool bookmark happening for me is when I find an old bookmark in a book that I buy at a used bookstore. The older the better.