One of my favorite sites on ye old web is Atlas Obscura. For readers unfamiliar, it’s a site that bills itself as “the definitive guide to the world’s wondrous and curious places.” I like to think of it as the website where I get cure some of my wanderlust, visiting some of the coolest and weirdest places from the comfort of my own home.
Beyond travel, though, Atlas Obscura has published numerous pieces about books, about reading, and about historical bookish life that have always been among some of my favorite reads. The site is a treasure trove for book nerds.
Here’s a round-up of 50 of the site’s most interesting, engaging, evocative, and downright weird features perfect for book lovers. I’ve not included everything Atlas Obscura has included in their destinations, so spending a little time poking around their map of cool places is well worth your time.
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